Touchpoints & Backs
The touchpoints used in HyperDuino projects are actually earring backs. They have the advantage of being readily available from multiple sources, don't have sharp points on the posts, and many have a little "notch" on the post that makes for an even more secure connection to the sockets on the rainbow cables.
We use the 6mm size, and if you need some quickly, you can and many others at Michael's Art Supply stores for about 5 cents each.
Larger bulk quantities (for example, ) of the touchpoints (flat post earrings) and can be often found on and other sources.
When attaching touchpoints to thin materials like paper or thin cardboard, using the earring backs can make for a more secure connection, and still leave .