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I want to get several buttons that can communicate over the internet. So I decided to connect push buttons to a raspberry pi. However, the issue is that these buttons need to spread out across the room. So instead of buying a raspberry pi for each button, I decided to connect each button to the raspberry pi with very long jump wires, which leads me to my question.

Why is it the case there is almost no long jump wires. And how can I realistically connect my push buttons to my breadboard over long distances.

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    For the same reason it is hard to find a 5 lb bag of potato chips: economics of scale. Should suppliers stock them in 10 different lengths? 20? 50? Then in how many different gauges? And colors? Pretty soon we have hundreds or thousands of different combinations...but if very few people buy the long ones, it is not worthwhile producing and distributing them this way. It is very easy to combine them, and also very easy to just buy a roll of wire and make whatever length you want. – goldilocks Sep 29 '15 at 19:40
  • This is very nearly off-topic here, except to the extent that someone might be able to tell you about feasibility due to attenuation for the pi. – goldilocks Sep 29 '15 at 19:46

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