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Using Arduino => General Electronics => Topic started by: xJArduinox on Feb 27, 2013, 08:54 pm

Title: How to connect sensors terminals to Arduino pins in a reliable way
Post by: xJArduinox on Feb 27, 2013, 08:54 pm
Hi Guys,
I'm new on electronics, programming and arduino stuff. I'm taking my first steps on connecting sensors to Arduino, and logging it into my computer.
I'll do some experiments on a boat over open sea waters at over 40 knots, so things will shake. How can I connect my sensors to Arduino pins in a reliable way?
I would like to avoid to weld it, because I want them to be  temporary connections, and also I'm not familiar in the welding technique.  Maybe I should use some kind of reliable connector? Where I could see or find those?
How could I put together a protoboard and the Arduino Uno safely united ?
I know it will be funny for an expert to check these photos of what I'm working in. Take a look if you want:  http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,150179.msg1127686.html#msg1127686

thankĀ“s
Title: Re: How to connect sensors terminals to Arduino pins in a reliable way
Post by: Shpaget on Feb 27, 2013, 09:02 pm
Surely you mean soldering, not welding?

Screw terminals are most likely sturdy enough and since the shield uses all the pins for connection, they should hold as well.
http://www.ladyada.net/make/protoscrewshield/
Title: Re: How to connect sensors terminals to Arduino pins in a reliable way
Post by: CrossRoads on Feb 27, 2013, 09:14 pm
I offer a screw shield for Mega's.
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Mega_screw_shield2.jpg)
It will work on Unos also, it will just have some unused board area sticking off.

Rugged Circuits offers a couple of versions for Uno's with spring terminals.
These partial boards
http://www.ruggedcircuits.com/html/quick_shield.html

This upside down one. It doesn't appear to carry the female headers thru if that is important to you.
http://www.ruggedcircuits.com/html/aussie_shield.html
Title: Re: How to connect sensors terminals to Arduino pins in a reliable way
Post by: xJArduinox on Feb 27, 2013, 09:33 pm
Thanks' guys.
Now I see the light!  :)