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I've made a phi-connect system to manage arduino wires. It easily helps you switch between several projects without having to disconnect and reconnect tons of wires, saving you so much time.

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I have two projects on one board and I switched between the two project in seconds.



I wish I had this a while ago so I didn't have to  smiley-cry when I took my arduino out of this project. With phi-connect, I can take out the arduino and put it back in within a few second, no memorization of which wire goes where.



You can also use this system to tidy your breadboard and arduino, ridding the crazy jumper wires. Plus if you use it in finished projects, you can remove your arduino and return it any time you want, all with ease.

Please visit my blog for more information and where to get it:

http://liudr.wordpress.com/gadget/phi-connect/
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Nice!
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That's a really good idea!

A lot cheaper than having loads of Arduino boards, and then forgetting which serial port you are connected to.
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I normally solve this problem by buying another arduino smiley-grin

Have you thought about making some with buttons and pull-up resistors on? Or maybe with voltage divider for the buttons?

Just to have some options to make it easier for some projects.
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Thanks si. Someone beat me to it but mine connects buses with 5v/gnd and only uses one cable compared with three smiley
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I normally solve this problem by buying another arduino smiley-grin

Have you thought about making some with buttons and pull-up resistors on? Or maybe with voltage divider for the buttons?

Just to have some options to make it easier for some projects.

bld,

I could. Will you describe what you would do with these buttons? It makes me understand more about where to put them and how many to add.

FYI, if you connect buttons to arduino pins, you can enable internal pull-up resistors so you don't need external resistors.
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bld,

I could. Will you describe what you would do with these buttons? It makes me understand more about where to put them and how many to add.

FYI, if you connect buttons to arduino pins, you can enable internal pull-up resistors so you don't need external resistors.
I don't need any, was just brainstorming for future ideas.

And yes, there are internal pull-up, but I still prefer external smiley
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