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5 volt power distribution board

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because this will allow us to distribute the power to different locations so we can take our positive and a negative and connect them in here and then anything else that needs operational power can pull it a 5-volt operational power can pull it from this because when you connect a positive here and a negative here powers all these little points all these little connections so and then the difference on this board of course and we went over this in a breadboard talk but the difference on this board is that when you put power in one of these it powers the row and it only powers this row doesn't power this row there are these strips of these little clips and so they conduct the power all the way across so we're going to trim down our power strip which is part of the breadboard we're going to cut it I think right here so that we can fit it in front of the Arduino and connect it to the surface here now as you cut through you're gonna want to hold it on the bottom because these there's metal clips on the inside and as you're pushing down with a hacksaw they'll pop out and you want to make sure you can cut straight through those okay so now we're ready to just just file this off clean up the edges a little bit here and we're just using a standard file for that all right so now we have our piece it's got three sections in it and that's going to distribute our power let's see how it fits well space is at a premium here now that we've trimmed down our piece of our breadboard we're going to take the double stick tape off the back of it and stick it down and we've double-checked that our Arduino will fit over top of it okay so let's go ahead and put our put this in place and we still want to make sure that it's that we have enough space before we press it in all the way to both mount our Arduino and also to yeah we want to scoop that out just a little bit whoo all right so we've got our power distribution here and this is for 5 volts and so we're going to take our 5 volt power from here and we're gonna need to be careful how we route this I think we're gonna go underneath all these other wires here so that we can get the power over to where we want it all right all right so we got to cut and now I'm gonna just take the wire stripper here and we'll take off about a little less than a quarter of an inch of insulation okay there we go and so we'll run our wire into its place where it goes to provide the power and you can use our screwdriver to push it down in into place there we go and we'll do the same with our positive wire that looks about right so yeah that's pretty good are we still clear looks like we are okay so now we can run power we cannot run connections like this which is for our camera over to the power here and we'll have the camera we'll have power ready so when we send the command to turn it on there'll be power that the camera can pull from like it would from its from its batteries and again we don't need a whole lot we have a lot more wire than we need which a little bit unfortunate but that's okay we can always always better to have too much wire than too little all right okay and this is the positive wire from the battery and I think what we're going to do for this is will try and snake it underneath everything just to get it out of the way it looks like it might be the most efficient way to get it back there so it's a bit like threading a needle but okay so now we have power run to our camera which is five volts and that power can be accessed when we turn our camera on