Permanent arduino connection

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rsokoloff
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Permanent arduino connection

Post by rsokoloff » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:28 pm

As a noob I apologize for a rather basic question but I am wondering how to connect to the Arduino pins w/o using Dupont connectors which are great for breadboarding and proof of concept but too loose for a final project. I am fine with soldering or some sort of quick disconnect connector.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ron

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Re: Permanent arduino connection

Post by lyndon » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:48 pm

Nothing wrong with the standard Arduino jumpers as long as the pin & socket is tight. I use them all the time since they are faster than making up custom wire harnesses. The key is to keep the pin & socket joint from being able to work loose. So bundle them together and zip tie the as you you would any harness and secure the harness to a fixed object.
I've built a bunch of projects like this, but unfortunately, I didn't take any photos.

If you need an even better connection than this, then solder on male headers with retention clips and make/buy matching female sockets with wiring to suit.

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Re: Permanent arduino connection

Post by darrellg » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:04 am

For one-off projects, I generally use a proto-shield of some type, like https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13820. The tension from all of the pins together is pretty secure. Then just solder whatever connection you need directly to the board.

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