The FreakLabs Breadboard peripheral is used to quickly prototype circuits. It connects to a FreakLabs MCU board via the universal serial connector and the I/O pins are broken out on the breadboard.
It also contains 5V, 3.3V, and GND rails and can take through hole components with standard 0.100" pitch. Using standard jumper wires or breadboard wires with machined tips, you can quickly wire up components and connect them to the MCU. Once the connections are in place, then its just a matter of writing software to drive the component and test out its behavior in-circuit.
The main part of the board consists of a prototyping solder-less breadboard with spring clip connections. You may want to see the solderless breadboard tutorial to understand how it works.
Since all I/O and power is provided, it's just a matter of connecting up the wires in order to get the component running properly. There are also a set of four pushbuttons and four LEDs, all with header inputs
for the breadboard cable or wire. The pushbuttons are used to provide an easy way to add input stimulus to your test circuit and the LEDs are used to provide a way to monitor the status of different points in the circuit.
The LEDs already come equipped with current limiting resistors connected to GND so you just need to insert a wire into the corresponding header input in order to probe a point in the circuit.
- Universal serial connector
- Dual 5V, 3.3V, GND headers on each side of board
- Connector pin header for easy connection of prototype circuit to MCU
- Set of four pushbuttons with input headers for circuit stimulus
- Set of four LEDs with integrated current limiting resistor for easy probing and status monitoring
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