Help: Connecting Flimsy wires to Arduino

VEERY basic question here:

How do you connect flimsy wires, such as for instance those coming out of a piezo element like this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10293 so that they make a secure connection with the Arduino I/O pins (or with a solderless breadboard, for that matter) suitable, if need be, for a permanent Arduino device? If you try to insert them directly in the sockets they bend and the connection is all but secure.

I searched the forum and found similar topics but they all deal with using jumper cable for a breadboard to Arduino connection (which I have).

I was thinking maybe to solder the wire to a male header like this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/553

But it seems to be a tedious job and I am not sure how firm the wire-header connection will end up to be.

Alternatively to solder them to a piece of solid 22 g (I think) electric wire but I have the same reservations for that as well.

Is there a better way?

Thanks

Soldering to male headers is the way to go.

Them blasted piezo speakers lol…

I had the exact same issue with the speaker lol - for me, i simply got a pair of scissors cut both male ends off so we’re left with the 2 spikey bits on both ends.

I then force 1 end in with the piezo + wire and you guessed it, the other end with the - wire. - not fell out once since then :slight_smile:

Thot: VEERY basic question here:

How do you connect flimsy wires, such as for instance those coming out of a piezo element like this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10293 so that they make a secure connection with the Arduino I/O pins (or with a solderless breadboard, for that matter) suitable, if need be, for a permanent Arduino device?

Solder the leg from a LED or resistor to the end of the flimsy wire.

(I save snipped-off LED legs for this...)

Thanks all for the prompt reply.

I did not think of just stuffing the male end of a header (or maybe an LED or resistor lead) into the socket, but hey if it works.....

Thanks again!