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Dave71

Hi.
Just wondering what people are using to connect to your arduino boards once projects are ready to be assembled.

I've just built a very basic foot switch midi controller and currently just have a load of breadboard link wires plugged directly into my uno then soldered to my switches/ din socket

I did pick up some header pins with the aim of making a miniature wiring loom but didn't have much luck soldering wires to them.

Thanks

UKHeliBob

Consider using a Nano instead of a Uno but buy one that does not have the header pins soldered to it.  That way you can easily solder wires to the board and they are pin for pin compatible with the Uno.  Alternatively consider building a "bare bones" system on stripboard.  It only takes a few components and is surprisingly easy to do.  You can program the chip on the Uno and transfer it to your circuit.

The header pins/sockets on Arduino boards are really only meant to be for ease of use when developing projects not in final systems
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Dave71

Perfect, thank you. May use the standard board with the pins as I could then use a small strip board to act as a base and attach my resistors.

larryd

"I did pick up some header pins with the aim of making a miniature wiring loom but didn't have much luck soldering wires to them. "

If you are talking about Dupont pins, crimp them.




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MarkT

A small board like the Pro Mini can be populated with header pins and plugged into femaie header strips on stripboard or a PCB.
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MarkT

The header pins/sockets on Arduino boards are really only meant to be for ease of use when developing projects not in final systems
I would add that if you use proper crimped pin assemblies this is a perfectly good construction technique for final projects, though its more usual to see pins on the pcb, crimped dupont sockets on the cables.
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I would add that if you use proper crimped pin assemblies this is a perfectly good construction technique for final projects,
Even if the wires have proper crimped connections to the pins or sockets there is still the problem of the connection between the pin and socket whether the pin or socket is on the board or wire
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larryd

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Jan 17, 2020, 05:18 pm Last Edit: Jan 17, 2020, 05:20 pm by larryd
" Even if the wires have proper crimped connections to the pins or sockets there is still the problem of the connection between the pin and socket whether the pin or socket is on the board or wire"

I'm dizzy  :o  :smiley-confuse:

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UKHeliBob

Hello dizzy !

The point that I was trying to make was that even with proper crimped connections to the wires, if there are pin and socket connections on single wires then this would be unsatisfactory for a final implementation of a project
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UKHeliBob

Can anyone see a single wire plug and socket in there ?
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I don't know how I missed that  :)
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larryd

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Jan 17, 2020, 11:23 pm Last Edit: Jan 17, 2020, 11:29 pm by larryd
Wiring in a helicopter.

Hey, maybe it's UKHeliBob's.





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