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Dual 74HC595 breakout board "shift-o-tron"

February 24th 2016

This is a dual 74HC595 shift register breakout board, ideal for all manner of prototyping. Each of the 16 shift register outputs are available via a set of standard 2.54mm headers.
Can be used as a single, or dual shift register. Giving 8 or 16 possible outputs. This board can be driven by an Arduino, PICAXE, PARALLAX or Raspberry Pi (and many more). Uses only 3 control lines to control the 16 outputs.
Usage Suggestions
Use this for prototyping any shift register based project.
Download the latest build instructions here (PDF).
  Example code for Arduino and PICAXE microcontrollers.    
    Several examples that you can use as the basis for bigger and better projects.    


  • >Useful prototyping and testing breakout board
  • 2x 74HC595 shift registers for 8 or 16 outputs
  • Control from Arduino, PICAXE or Raspberry Pi (and many more)

Kit Contents

  • High quality printed circuit board (PCB)
  • 2x 74HC595 shift register ICs (datasheet)
  • 2x 16 pin DIL sockets (for the shift register ICs)
  • 2x 0.1uf capacitors
  • 2x 8 pin headers, for shift register output
  • 1x 5 pin header, for power and control connections




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