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What does it look like behind your panel ?

Started by FSAddon_boss, December 02, 2021, 08:17:30 AM

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FSAddon_boss

Been tinkering with Arduino and breadboards and now with Mobiflight.

I have made a few test set-ups from the tutorials, and it works alright. But having difficulty in imaging how it would look like when building the connections in a real cockpit panel.

I mean the breadboard, the battery holder, the Arduino, they all lay on my desk, neatly next to each other. But that's very different from connecting them to actual switches and lights in the back of my panel.

I cannot imagine plugging the tiny wires into the breadboard(s) and streaming them from one end to the other. So what is needed ? Soldering them, bundling? Replacing the breadboard with a more sturdy connection?

Anybody has photos to help me visualize what it would look like in a ' production environment'  as opposed to the tutorial test setup ?

Grateful for your help !!
Best regards,
Francois
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Francois A. 'Navman' Dumas
former FSAddon Publishing - Italy
https://www.fsaddon.com/fsblog/
retired

Jason L

I'll take some pictures when I get home, but here is what I have done:

1. Printed the Arduino Mega Mount (at bottom of page)
https://www.737diysim.com/737-3d-prinatable-hardware

2. Bought these from amazon that attach to the top of the arduino:
https://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Salon-Terminal-Breakout-Arduino-MEGA-2560/dp/B07H9TJCWN/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mega+2560+breakout+board&qid=1638471414&sr=8-4

Its a nice neat way to work on these.  I'll be using these when I wire up my OEM audio panels in my pedestal here next week hopefully.

FSAddon_boss

Thanks Jason. Interesting !!! Been trying to find those ' screw' connectors to put on the Mega, but so far not much luck here in Italy.....
Best regards,
Francois
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Francois A. 'Navman' Dumas
former FSAddon Publishing - Italy
https://www.fsaddon.com/fsblog/
retired

Jason L

How about this?  It is a mount and everything all in one for 50 euros.

https://www.amazon.it/MEGA2560-Morsettiera-alloggiamento-alluminio-Arduino/dp/B081T2R76W/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=mega+2560+breakout+board&qid=1638482164&sr=8-3

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FSAddon_boss

Best regards,
Francois
_____________________________________
Francois A. 'Navman' Dumas
former FSAddon Publishing - Italy
https://www.fsaddon.com/fsblog/
retired

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