I've recently started making use of Arduino and Teensy microcontrollers to build various one-off pieces of equipment for my work in a neuroscience lab. Often I find that, after a device has worked well for one project, it needs to be tweaked for the next project in small ways I hadn't anticipated.
My options then come down to: (a) unsolder everything and re-build, (b) buy the same components again and re-build, or (c) build on a solderless protoboard like this Twin Industries product to start with, and just add/reroute the few connections when necessary.
Options (a) and (b) can get too time-consuming (TBH I'm not that great with a soldering iron). But with (c) I always seem to end up with something too fragile to be relied on (knock it once, and I have to hunt down the loose connection).
Does anyone know of a more robust solderless prototyping system? I don't mind if my prototypes end up the size of a shoe boxes rather than cigarette packets, containing the electronic equivalent of Duplo rather than Lego. I'm just looking for something both flexible and robust. I've contemplated making a board that breaks out every Arduino pin to touchproof biomedical connectors but I'd need a way of interfacing small components too. Are there better solutions out there already?