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 capacitors 10µF) – Power-indicator LED […]
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 after the break.
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 to an unknown reason the […]
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.
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. The buck converter takes a […]
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 into the fascinating world of […]
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 5×2 IDE connector to mate with the BusPirate […]
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, breadboards are the ideal tool […]
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 phone repair shop, or by […]
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 have been broken out on […]
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 testing electronics circuits. However, if […]
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.
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 mount resistors, capacitors or even […]
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, including world-wide shipping. Also available […]
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 simulated components such as LCD’s, […]
Following up on their first list of tips, 43oh.com presents this second list of cheap breadboard prototyping tricks. SD card headers, LED diffusers and more. Thanks opcode! Via the contact form.
Here’s 5 cheap breadboard prototyping tips and tricks that can make your life easier.
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?
BiOzZ shared this breadboard cable for the Bus Pirate. What kind of cable do you use?