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Other than the ScrewShield can someone point where I can find a way to add screw terminals to my Uno. I still need it to fit inside the plastic enclosure that is offered by spark fun. So the width of the board can not be wider than the Uno. I would build my own but it seems hard when the pin spacing is not the same.

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http://www.robotshop.com/gravitech-terminal-adapter-for-arduino-nano.html
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Hi,

I have not seen a configuration that fits within the Arduino profile.

This http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/aussie_shield.html goes outside, although it is below.

What you want COULD be done. But all these go OUTSIDE the profile:
http://shieldlist.org/wingshield/screwshield
http://shieldlist.org/sparkfun/screwshield

You COULD use a regular Protoshield like http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=93 and add those same connectors on it... on the inside.

The bare board looks like this:  http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=96

Let us know what works out for your application...
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Terry, I was considering those boards but the spacing of the holes doesn't seem to accomodate the screw terminals, .1in vs 3.5mm.
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Unless you are using the features of the USB chip what about the nano on its terminal board like I showed?  The combo is smaller than the UNO and has more inputs.
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Terry, I was considering those boards but the spacing of the holes doesn't seem to accomodate the screw terminals, .1in vs 3.5mm.

There ARE various screw terminal blocks with .1 Inch spacing available.  Some of us with that Western Mentality used to think that everything was in Inches  smiley-confuse  or even in 64ths of an inch...

Digikey would have some I'm sure...
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Unless you are using the features of the USB chip what about the nano on its terminal board like I showed?  The combo is smaller than the UNO and has more inputs.

I already have the uno and don't want to buy another arduino. I actually almost bought that one in the first place because of its size but liked that the uno has boxes already made for it. Problem now that I didn't see when I started was how to get the screw terminals to fit in the box as well.
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Terry, I was considering those boards but the spacing of the holes doesn't seem to accomodate the screw terminals, .1in vs 3.5mm.

There ARE various screw terminal blocks with .1 Inch spacing available.  Some of us with that Western Mentality used to think that everything was in Inches  smiley-confuse  or even in 64ths of an inch...

Digikey would have some I'm sure...

thanks Terry, I just ordered some from digikey. I hadnt thought of them but should have. Its been about 10yrs since I have ordered from them. I was too busy looking at all the arduino sites. I just need to get the board ordered now.
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...thanks Terry, I just ordered some from digikey. ...

Please point to the Digikey page / ref.. I'd like to order some too...
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For the archives, since engrjhnsn already solved this for himself: perhaps you could buy an original (unassembled) two-piece screwshield kit, and mount the components on the opposite sides of the boards? (Which should result in the wings facing inward instead of outward).
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For the archives, since engrjhnsn already solved this for himself: perhaps you could buy an original (unassembled) two-piece screwshield kit, and mount the components on the opposite sides of the boards? (Which should result in the wings facing inward instead of outward).

I was looking that as well if they are the ones I am thinking. My thought was that it would interfere with the mounting post inside the box that the board is positioned with. It would be interesting to see one done though. Thanks for the suggestion.
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...thanks Terry, I just ordered some from digikey. ...

Please point to the Digikey page / ref.. I'd like to order some too...

Sure, http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/US2011/P0366.pdf. The part numbers specifically are, 277-1273-ND = 2 position, 277-1274-ND = 3 position, 277-1275-ND = 4 poistion. I got a few a each to see how they work out. My thought was on the blank board to install them where the headers normally go.
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