NASA's wiring guide -- only the most demanding geeks need apply


In our opinion, the best rigs are the ones held together with duct tape and wired up with leftover speaker cable, but if you're looking to class things up -- and avoid any number of potential fire issues -- NASA's got you covered with the agency's official Workmanship Standards Pictorial Reference. The exhaustive guide covers everything from wire splicing to connector tightness, and if you're opening up walls to install a home theater or just trying to build the prettiest casemod on the block, it's well worth a look -- the rest of us can stick to using chewing gum and prayer to keep our gear running.

[Via Toolmonger]