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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



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.


I offer a screw shield for Mega's.

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

This upside down one. It doesn't appear to carry the female headers thru if that is important to you.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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