I've looked all over the web for ideas before posting, but am not finding much.
I'm trying to find out if there is a cheap, simple, and reliable type connector to use for a more semi-permanent installation of GPIO devices. I'm thinking something along the lines of a barrel plug, headphone jack, etc. I want to ditch the breadboards and make it more robust.
I'm looking for something similar to this, but I'm not quite sure what these connectors are called, or how available and simple to install the male connectors on the other side are.
http://raspberrypihobbyist.blogspot.com ... oller.html
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pyT8GBiFuy4/V ... C_0002.jpg
Ideally, I'm sort of thinking it could be nice to have one step better. Like if there was something you could find in a nice strip of 5-10 stereo headphone style receptacles (or similar), that would have the grounds, and 3.3v or 5v rails already bonded, plus have a connection for voltage, and a sensor connection. This would allow a secure connection of any 3 wire sensor device.
You could simply install that strip in your project box, connect the rail to 3.3v, the other rail to ground, and then connect each of the 5-10 ports to the proper gpio pin. Then hopefully the other male connector is equally easy to connect on the sensor wires. You would instantly have 5-10 very durable connections
Does anything similar to this exist? If not, anyone have suggestions for the next best thing?