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I am implementing a circuit design on a prototype board that will sit on top of a Arduino motherboard. The number of ICs & devices on the proto board make it very dense. (Am using the protoboard from NKC (NKC MegaShield)
I am wondering what other ppl do to wire the socket and connection pins?

One method is wirewrap (have to be careful here b/c even 2-d wire wrap pins will hit the Arduino motherboard)
Another method is point-to-point soldering (a real pain with a lot of connections)
Third method is to make the new design on a custom ckt board.

Any other approaches to wiring that ppl have used? (fast and easy are the operative words...)

Thanks
J
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You can use longer pins for the pins that plug into the headers.
Take a look at headers here, there is a 20 pin socket strip with 5-wrap long pins that I use.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/
I have the specific link at home, and have also posted it here in the past.

Or,build up your own standalone aruindo with the other parts you will be using.
Lay it out like it was a PCB, then wirewrap it for testing.
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You can use longer pins for the pins that plug into the headers.
Take a look at headers here, there is a 20 pin socket strip with 5-wrap long pins that I use.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/
I have the specific link at home, and have also posted it here in the past.

Or,build up your own standalone aruindo with the other parts you will be using.
Lay it out like it was a PCB, then wirewrap it for testing.

Thank you.  Actually, your comment gave me another idea...I plugged in socket headers on all the Arduino sockets, then I plugged in my protoboard (with long pin socket headers).  Kludgey, but it works - gave me the extra space for the 3-d w-w pins.
Now if someone would only make a reasonably useful protoboard for the Mega, would be in business.  The three that looked the most useful all had the reset sw and the ICSP header in the middle of the board....what a stupid design.
They should take some queues from the PC104 or the pico-itx crowd....oh well.  I'll probably spin one up and see how it turns out.

J
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I use the verowire  system for dense circuits, I have done for the last 40 years, it is little known but a great time saver.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiring_pencil

www.verodirect.com/images/PDF/Verowire.pdf
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I use the verowire  system for dense circuits, I have done for the last 40 years, it is little known but a great time saver.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiring_pencil

www.verodirect.com/images/PDF/Verowire.pdf

OMG, I completely forgot about this technique.  First used it 30+ years ago....
I used 'slit n wrap' as well and using that pen was tricky....
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