Skip Navigation Links
Home
Batteries / Electrical
Cabling
Connectors / Adapters
Electronic Components
Maker / DIY
Electromechanical
Tech Aids / Chemicals
Test Equipment
Tools / Soldering
Wire & Cable
Closeouts

Shop by Mfg

Other products by Adafruit
reviews
Item #: ADA-801
Part #: 801
Our Price: $15.95
The product is currently out of stock

Description

Item# ADA-801

Prototyping Pi Plate Kit for Raspberry Pi

Description:

Now that you've finally got your hands on a Raspberry Pi® , you're probably itching to make some fun embedded computer projects with it. What you need is an add on prototyping Pi Plate from Adafruit, which can snap onto the Pi PCB (and is removable later if you wish) and gives you all sorts of prototyping goodness to make building on top of the Pi super easy.

Note: This kit is best used for the Raspberry Pi Model A or Model B. You can use it with the A+, B+ or Pi 2 but only the 'top 26 pins' will be broken out for use

We added lots of basic but essential goodies. First up, there's a big prototyping area, half of which is 'breadboard' style and half of which is 'perfboard' style so you can wire up DIP chips, sensors, and the like. Along the edges of the proto area, all the GPIO/I2C/SPI and power pins are broken out to 0.1" stips so you can easily connect to them. On the edges of the prototyping area, (almost all of) the breakout pins are also connected to labeled 3.5mm screw-terminal blocks. This makes it easy to semi-permanently wire in sensors, LEDs, etc. There's also a 4-block terminal block broken out to 0.1" pads for general non-GPIO wiring. Finally, we had a little space remaining over the metal connectors so we put in an SOIC surface mount chip breakout area, for those chips that dont come in DIP format.

This kit comes as a set of parts, a little soldering is required to put it together but its really easy, even a beginner can do it in 15-20 minutes or so. The Pi (and our kits) are meant to help us all learn skills, soldering is fun! Check out our tutorial for how to assemble

The nice thing about this plate is we're getting custom header breakouts that are taller than usual, so that the proto plate sits above the metal connectors, out of the way and allows for plenty of workspace. It fits in our Pi Box enclosure with access to the terminal blocks so you can keep the Pi safe while prototyping. We'll have stackable header kits as well for those who want to put multiple plates on top.

For more information, including some usage ideas check out our Proto Pi Plate tutorial

More Details

Related Items(0)

Accessories(0)

Reviews



Website Security Management by Drundo Secure Ecommerce