Electronic Kits -> Breakout Boards

Electronic Kits

February 24th 2016

 

Each kit has detailed instructions and example code for Arduino, PICAXE and Raspberry Pi. They are not complicated kits to make, require nothing more than a basic competancy of soldering skill. No specialised tools are required; only a soldering iron, solder and a small pair of wire cutters.

Once finished the kits are a great addition to your electronics arsenal. Use them to build or prototype fantastic contraptions with ease.

All kits are open source, click on the links for code and schematics.

  Detailed instructions on how to put together a kit.
  Example code for a project. All projecs have Arduino and PICAXE code, some also have Raspberry Pi code (python).
  The Fritzing file that was the basis for the PCB manufacturing.
  A YouTube video showing off a completed project.
 

Breakout Boards

 
 
Ultra Shift-o-tron. quad shift register breakout   Shift-o-tron. dual shift register breakout   555 Astable Breakout Board
A quad 74HC595 shift register board. Four shift registers that can be used for testing and prototying any shift register based projects   A dual 74HC595 shift register board. Two shift registers that can be used for testing and prototying any shift register based projects   A 555 astable oscillator breakout board. Experiment with various capactitor and resistor combinations. Available with straight or right-angled headers for direct connection to breadboards.
Can be used as a single, dual, triple of quad shift register giving 8 - 32 outputs.   Can be used as a single or dual shift register giving 8 or 16 outputs.   The 555 timer will output a steady stream of pulses whose frequency and duty cycle are determined only by the values of the capacitor, C, and resistors R1 and R2. Resistors can either be the normal fixed value type, variable resistors (trimmers or potentiometers), temperature sensors or light-sensitive devices (LDRs). The frequency of the pulsing will change as the resistor(s) value changes.
 
   
555 Monostable Breakout Board   8x 3mm LED Breakout Board   6 Digit Counter (based on the 4026 counter IC)
A 555 monostable oscillator breakout board. Experiment with various capactitor and resistor combinations. Available with straight or right-angled headers for direct connection to breadboards.   Eight 3mm LEDs on a small breakout board. Attach it to a breadboard, or header on a PCB and use it for debug output or as part of your project.   A counter board featuring 6 20,3mm high 7-segment LED displays, and driven by 6 4026 logic ICs.
The 555 timer will output a single pulse of a length specified by the user-selected capacitor and resistor.       There are six ICs in total driving the 6 20.3mm 7-segment LEDs, allowing for counts of 0 to 999,999. Daisy chain them together for billions of counts!
     
DS1307 RTC Breakout Board   9x Flux LED breakout Board    
The DS1307 is one of the most popular real-time clock ICs around. This handy little board allows you to quickly add real-time clock functionality to your project.   Nine amazing super flux LEDs on a single breakout board.