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Arduino, holding wires in without soldering?

So I am building/ working on my robot, http://letsmakerobots.com/node/24204 and I didn't want to solder the wires into my arduino. Whenever I moved robot, the wires come out of the pins. Currently I am using scotch tape, I know not very professional. I was wondering if there is any other way to keep the wires from coming out?




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All you are after is the pins, but my local RS stores don't sell them by themselves. But it is only a coupla bucks for a DB-25 kit so you get a kit and throw away the DB-25 housing.


Also a good idea to use stranded over solid wire as it is much more flexible if that is important :-)

it bonds to those crimp on RS pins better also.

what's stranded over solid wire?

He was saying that it is better to use stranded wire, instead of using solid wire

Thats correct, sorry for the confusion

I use these jumper wires; http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1708. Works great. Just solder a female header onto your circuitry that you want to connect and you're done! I can highly recommend getting some M-F and F-F wires too. You never know when you might need them.