RasPiO Breadboard Pi Bridge lets you...
- build and control a circuit with very few additional wires
- attach a breadboard to your Pi neatly, robustly and reversibly
- make prototype circuits quickly and easily
- make far fewer wiring errors, saving debugging time and potential damage
...so it's ideal for experimenting with Pi-controlled circuits, prototyping and learning.
The RasPiO Breadboard Pi Bridge PCB connects all available Raspberry Pi GPIO ports to a half-size breadboard, with an elegant Perspex platform and cover holding it all neatly and robustly together.
The Pi GPIO ports connect to the breadboard in numerical order (2-27), which means no pin counting and fewer wiring errors - just add your components to the breadboard and start controlling it with the Pi.
Kit Contents - What Do I Get?Here's a photo of the kit contents...
- Perspex base, breadboard platform and Pi cover
- Half size breadboard (400 points)
- Nylon nuts bolts and spacers to hold it all together
- RasPiO Breadboard Pi Bridge PCB
- 30-way male header
- 2x20-way female header
- 5x10mm LEDs + resistors
- GND wire to connect the ground rails together
How to Solder and Assemble
Robust, Easy and Neat
RasPiO BBPi Breadboard Pi Bridge provides a robust way of connecting a breadboard to a Pi and removes the need for lots of messy wires, and counting pins. It should also reduce the frustration of unreliable connections often associated with using breadboards and Dupont wires.
You'll probably need a wire (provided) to connect the left and right GND rails on the breadboard. You can build the shown (above) LED circuit with no further wires.
Cover the Pi or Not - Up to You
The Pi can be protected using the optional cover (included), which leaves all connectors accessible (except DSI & CSI).
The frosted black Perspex also avoids yucky fingerprints.
Fits All 40-pin Pi Models
RasPiO BBPi fits all 40-pin Pi models including Pi Zero and the "40+4" format of the 3A+/3B+.
For the 3A+/3B+, the Pi cover has a 'breakaway' which allows the 4 PoE pins to protrude. If using a "+" model, simply snap it off.
3V3 and GND connect to the breadboard power rails too. There are optional 5V/GND breakout holes on the PCB. This photo shows the PCB-breadboard attachment points...
Soldering will be required to attach the Pi header and the header for the 26 GPIO pins and also the 3V3/GND header. There will be a RasPi.TV instruction video showing how to assemble the product.
A Raspberry Pi is not included in this product. RasPiO Breadboard Pi Bridge contains the items in the kit contents photo and list above.