Step 5: Assembly

Once I had the standoffs mounted on the Arduino board, I moved the parts around to see where they should be mounted. The Velleman breadboards have little dovetailed brackets that hold them together. I left the bus boards in between the breadboards, but if I were doing this again I would have moved them to the outside. I think its more useful to have shorter gaps between the vertical traces than to have the extra bus lines in the middle of the board.
Made something like this several months back. But rather then using the double sided tape that came on the back of the breadboard i removed that then soldered wires on the back side of the power rails. This way you don't have to always use jumper wires to bridge the gaps and it gives you a cleaner setup. I had to use screws and nuts to bolt the breadboard to the acrylic and pinch it tight together so that the metal clips in the board don't fall out. I used Sugru on the ends of the screws for soft feet. No the whole things sits up high enough for a small battery pack to be mounted under the Arduino to make things more portable.
If you want ill buy that arduino mega from you....
brilliant idea.

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