Noobie question about wiring.

Hi all,

So I am building the obstacle avoiding robot with my 8 year old daughter and my question is basically about wiring having multiple joins.

This is the instructions I am following and it has a diagram where the battery wiring has a junction or split between 2 paths.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiphJuL1dXWAhXJvrwKHYVYArwQFggtMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fabra-electronics.com%2Findex.php%3Fdispatch%3Dattachments.getfile%26attachment_id%3D294&usg=AOvVaw3bmd8Vs9xrJ73IUHgwmY67

What is the best way to implement this split?

Thanks for anyone taking time to respond

As the note in the lower right-hand corner of the "wiring guide" implies (but does not explicitly say), you can put more than one wire in the screw terminals. So the simplest option is to just insert the black wire from the battery pack into the motor shield's "ground" screw terminal, insert a second wire (preferably black) into that terminal, tighten it down, and then insert the other end of the second wire into the Arduino's "ground" screw terminal. Repeat with the red wire(s)...

Alternatively, if you want some soldering practice, you could solder two wires to the end of each battery pack wire...one wire for the motor shield and one wire for the Arduino...and then use heat shrink tubing to cover the solder joint.

ok thats great, I reread that box and yes it doesn't make sense to me that's what they meant but what you have said is crystal clear.

I bought this thinking I would whip through it but it's a little more challenging then I thought. This is ok though as I guess you have to start somewhere.

I already had to deal with my mac crashing after the USB drivers where not working which I have fixed so Im getting there.

My daughter is thrilled which is what I am trying to encourage.

Thanks again.