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Quad 74HC595 breakout board "ultra shift-o-tron"

February 24th 2016

A quad shift register (74HC595) breakout board, giving 32 outputs from only 3 control lines. Daisy chain them together for even more outputs.
This is a quad 74HC595 shift register breakout board, ideal for all manner of prototyping. Each of the 32 shift register outputs are available via a set of standard 2.54mm headers. Daisy chain them together for even more outputs!
This board can be driven by an Arduino, PICAXE, Parallax, PIC or Raspberry Pi (plus many others).
Usage Suggestions
Can be used as a single, dual, ttriple or quad shift register. Giving 8, 16, 24, 32 possible outputs. Daisy chain them together to allow for as many outputs as you could possibly need. Connect two for 64 outputs, 3 for 96 and 4 for up to 128 outputs!
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 breakout board
  • 4x 74HC595 shift registers
  • Easy daisy-chain multiple boards for loads of outputs
  • Control from Arduino, PICAXE or Raspberry Pi (and many more)

Kit Contents

  • High quality printed circuit board (PCB)
  • 4x 74HC595 shift register ICs (datasheet)
  • 4x 16 pin DIL sockets (for the shift register ICs)
  • 4x 0.1uf capacitors
  • 4x 8 pin header, for shift register output
  • 1x 5 pin header, power and control connections






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