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Using terminal blocks w/Boarduino

Thinking about the Arducopter project I posted about yesterday, as well as the RepRap project…I thought how useful it would be to be able to wire up a Boarduino without any soldering or breadboard. Then I remembered the terminal blocks I used for MidiSense!

Terminal screw-blocks allow lightweight ultra-quick prototyping: just tighten the little screws to add or remove components! Use Phoenix brand 0.1″ terminal blocks, part 1725672 (4-position), 1725698 (6-position), 1725711 (8-position), 1725724 (9-position)

Here’s an example I soldered up. You cant use huge wires, but for most small projects with 20-ish gauge wire it should be just fine!

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Here is a ‘standalone’ light sensor (CdS cell, pullup resistor to Analog In 0, VRef tied to 5V)

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5 Comments

  1. This looks like exactly the solution I’ve been looking for! The smaller form factor of the boarduino makes this a great platform for rapid prototyping of cheap robotics.

    It would be great to offer this as an optional kit with your boarduinos! I want to buy a bunch, but I’d rather buy them from you!

  2. powered by octopart

  3. I created this partslist at Octopart for these terminals:

    http://octopart.com/partlist/view?id=MjM0NDIz

    dan shahin

  4. There is a mistake in the write up. It should be a 10 position terminal, not a 9 position one!

  5. Damn! One less reason to build a reprap….

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