Thanks Soeren, I need a good mount to hold my circuit board, and some gentle clamps to hold things like wires in place,
The "mount" I use most often is a simple homemade device and here's the recepie:
1 all metal glue clamp
1 gooseneck as used on some lamps
1 table clamp as used for architect lamps
1 nut and spring lock washer for the gooseneck
Enlarge the hole in the glue clamp to fit snugly on the thread of the gooseneck. Bolt the glue clamp to the gooseneck with the spring lock washer (a plain washer on each side will make it possible to move it while tightened).
If the gooseneck doesn't fit the table clamp, make a bushing to adapt it.
Not exactly a design masterpiece, but it works better (for me at least) than any other holder I have bought dearly.
You might need to file the jaws to get the entire width of them to clamp.
I do have fancy holders made for PCBs, but this is what I use most often - when not just holding the PCB and solder in my left hand and support the far end on my knee.
For the wires...
Take a long piece of non-stranded wire and put the end just 1mm through the hole (from the solder side) if there's room. Solder the end down. Pull the wire the way it should go and cut and form it to bend up into the hole. Solder this as well.
A bit of thin aluminum wire (or a tweezer) can be used to keep the wire in place if needed - common solder don't stick to aluminum, but keep it thin, as it also work as a heat sink.
I actually tried to lay wires, but it was too hard to keep them from touching wrong pads.
Did you use stranded wire?
Gotta try and spread out the purchases though, my $50 robot is already close to $300 .
You can make some of the tools needed yourself and tool costs shouldn't be part of the robot cost, but the bottom line will of course depend on how much you fit and whether you buy eg. expensive wheels, cheap ones or make them yourself etc.