Posts Tagged ‘breadboard’

ESP8266 breadboard adapter board

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Markus designed a single-sided ESP-12/ ESP-07 breadboard adapter PCB: Features are: - Fits ESP-12 and ESP-07 module - Single-sided self-etchable design - Few, cheap parts in SMD - Breadboard-style - one row on each side accessible - Vin >4.5V (max. 7V) input possible with 3V3 onboard voltage regulator (with two...

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Sturdy pots on breadboards

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Paul over at DorkbotPDX writes, "Often I throw together a quick demo for the bi-weekly DorkbotPDX meetup, usually involving one or more pots to adjust parameters.  Finally, I've come up with a pretty good way to put pots on solderless breadboards." More details at Paul's blog. Check out the video...

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ESP8266 Breadboard adapter

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Baoshi of DigitalMe wrote an article detailing his ESP8266 (ESP-07/12) Full I/O Breadboard adapter, that is available at Github: The rise of the ESP8266 WiFi chip was almost overnight with Espressif’s open approach and pushing from Hackaday. While no ground-breaking product has yet emerged, the development on the chip are phenomenon. However due...

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Hack: Fit an Arduino on a breadboard

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Here is simple hack that allows you to use a breadboad with the Arduino. Alex simply bent the Arduino's digital IO header so it would fit the standard 0.1'' pitch of breadboards. Via the forum.

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Experimenting with buck DC/DC converters

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Mike wanted to build a DC-DC buck converter. He didn't stop at building one, he wanted to perfect it. So he built it on a breadboard and started experimenting. By exchanging various components and watching a scope for results, he was able to get the results he was looking for....

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Roundup of tips and tricks for breadboards

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Breadboards are a really helpful tool for quick prototyping. Boseji made a roundup of breadboard tips and tricks available online. His article includes useful tips like how to breadboard a power supply, and even how to build one yourself. We have all used breadboards, or those who plan to jump...

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Bus Pirate to breadboard cable hack

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Joe Desbonnet writes that he's found a quick and cheap Bus Pirate to breadboard cable hack. "I needed to check out a I2C temperature/humidity sensor with the Bus Pirate on a breadboard. So I hacked this connector comprising a short length of 10 wire ribbon cable, a 5x2 IDE connector...

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Breadboard limitations

Monday, December 5th, 2011

We love breadboards, they make prototyping easy, but they have their limitations. The way breadboards are built imposes a low maximum frequency to the design, typically  less then 50 MHz.  This is due to the high parasitic inductance and capacitance on solderless breadboards. For designs that work at low frequencies,...

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Nokia 3310 LCD breakout

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Here is a breakout board Arup designed for the Nokia 3310 LCD. He built the breakout on a perf-board, and added two LEDs as backlight. You can find a how-to of this build on his blog. Nokia 3310 LCD can be bought for a few bucks in a local mobile...

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nedoCPU-16: PIC16F87X breakout board

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Here is a breakout board for the PIC16F87X microcontrollers. It has a onboard 5V power supply, a 20MHz crystal, and a reset button, while all the IO pins have been broken out into a single row header, so its easy to interface with a breadboard.The UART and ICSP programing header...

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DIY breadboard modules for rapid prototyping

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Raj made a few breadboard modules to speed up prototyping. We think it's a great idea to have a power supply, few switches, LEDs, etc, broken out into modules. It will save you a ton of time, and space on your breadboard. Breadboards are a great tool for prototyping and...

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DIPtheDIL use dual row headers in a breadboard

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

After posting about SILtheDIL, we received another idea on how to break-out dual row headers. Victzh and Shaos made similar adapters that allow dual row headers to be used with a standard breadboard. They write: "it's more like "DILtheDIP" or "DIPtheDIL" :)". Via the forum.

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How-to use surface mount parts with a breadboard

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Pppd shared a tip for using surface mount parts with a breadboard, mount them on 0.1" pin header: Also, I'm probably not the first one to do it this way... but if you don't like through-hole parts just as much as I hate them you may want to use surface...

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Bus Pirate breadboard probe cable

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Zbig shared his approach to the breadboarding cable for the Bus Pirate. I use single pins soldered to the cables and secured with some shrink tube. I make the labels with Brother P-Touch label maker on a special flexible tape (TZ-FX series). Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30,...

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VirtualBreadboard 4.3.3

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

VirtualBreadboard 4.3.3 is a Windows GUI program that lets you simulate and develop embedded applications that use microcontrollers. It essentially lets you assemble virtual components on screen and auto generate code. Currently some Microchip PIC16 and 18 devices are supported, as well as Arduino. In addition a wide variety of...

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Five cheap breadboard prototyping tips and tricks – list #2

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Following up on their first list of tips, presents this second list of cheap breadboard prototyping tricks. SD card headers, LED diffusers and more. Thanks opcode! Via the contact form.

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5 improvised prototyping methods

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Here's 5 cheap breadboard prototyping tips and tricks that can make your life easier.

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Breadboard power supply roundup

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Breadboards are a fast and easy way to prototype a circuit, and just about every hobby electronics biz has a power supply that's supposed to fit a breadboard. IPenguin compared the designs from Seeed Studio, Adafruit Industries, and SparkFun. What's features are on your ideal breadboard power supply?

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Bus Pirate: Cables

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

BiOzZ shared this breadboard cable for the Bus Pirate. What kind of cable do you use?

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