This small instructable will show you how to mount an Arduino together with a RS485 shield in a cabinet on a din rail. You will get a nice and compact device to realise MODBUS slaves, DMX devices, door access units etc.
This instructable will also work, if you want to mount motor or sensor shields together with an Arduino in a cabinet.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
Step 2: Prepare the Wires
It's recommend to place on one end of the wire a wire end sleeve. If you don't have such wire end sleeves it's also ok to tinning the ends only
Step 3: Soldering the Wires
Now you can solder the wires to the free soldering pads beside the terminals. The wires are connected now with the terminal.
Step 4: Preparing the Shield
The shield will overlap the Arduino. It's recommend to cut the pins of the shield terminal pins close as possible with a side cutting pliers.
Step 5: Connect the Terminal of the Shield
You can connect now the free end of the wires with the removable terminal of the shield.
Step 6: Shield and Arduino Assembly
Please plug all components together as in the picture above.
Step 7: Mount the Top Shell
You can close the device by mounting the top shell