I need 5V but the power pins are occupied

Hi to everybody,

I need to connect a device to the 5V of my Arduino Mega, but a necessary shield occupies all the power pins...how can I connect the device?

Thanks a lot!

Solder a wire to a 5V point on the board or the shied.

Power probably doesn’t have to come from the Arduino. Draw power from the same source the Arduino is drawing from.

Grumpy_Mike:
Solder a wire to a 5V point on the board or the shied.

Or if you are already running wires out of the 5V section, just splice on another wire to run to the new part. Are you using a breadboard at all?