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kwalking

Hello,

I am currently using an Arduino Mega with a TFT display shield. Similar to the link below.
https://www.sainsmart.com/products/3-2-tft-lcd-display-shield-board-for-arduino-mega2560-r3


My problem is I need to use the 5V and GND pins for other components but the TFT shield occupies these pins.


What are my options to get access to these pins?
1. Can I solder wire to the top of the shield to the exposed pins?
2. Maybe I can sandwich some terminal rings between the shield and Mega?
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/filter/terminals-ring-connectors/394

Any other suggestions?

Thanks

WattsThat

You could start by fixing the broken links. Always verify your links after you post. FWIW, the DigiKey link looks like a query that's going to return thousands of parts, not one device.

If you have Mega with a display shield plugged in, where are these parts that you need to bring 5 volts to? Just trying to understand what you're attempting to do. Please explain so people can provide a response without having to make assumptions.
Vacuum tube guy in a solid state world

Paul__B

My problem is I need to use the 5V and GND pins for other components but the TFT shield occupies these pins.
That is basically what "shields" always do.

Display shields are by definition "top" shields, not intended to have anything connected above as the display must (obviously!) be readily visible.  :smiley-lol:

You need an intermediate shield which is designed to have another shield  stack above, in order to connect other parts in addition.

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