Prototyping shield for Arduino MKR-series boardsDesigned by Azzy's Electronics, Ships from United States
These boards bring my convenient prototyping board to the Arduino MKR form factor. These have the same easy-to-solder groups of pins in the style of "solderable breadboard" and distributed connecti...Read More…
These boards bring my convenient prototyping board to the Arduino MKR form factor. These have the same easy-to-solder groups of pins in the style of "solderable breadboard" and distributed connection points for ground and power - arranged to accommodate the new MKR-series of microcontroller development boards from Arduino and its imitators.
These boards have screw holes lined up in size and location with those on the MKR boards and bring the Vcc and Gnd pins out to a larger group of pins for easy connection. All holes are on 0.1"centres, and standard 0.1" pin header can be used both for connecting to the MKR board itself. Stackable pin header can be used if you need to use other shields.
Each set includes three shields: Two "small" shields that are the same size as the MKR board with all through-hole prototyping area, and one "large" shield that is twice as wide, adding additional through-hole prototyping space and pads for an SOIC-16 or TSSOP-16 SMD IC (or instead, smaller SOIC or TSSOP packages can be fit to it; with care, two SOIC-8 packages can be squeezed in next to each other).
We also make prototyping shields in the same style for other popular microcontroller boards:
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I build projects with Arduino (ATtinies almost exclusively, never anything bigger than a '328p) and Espruino (often both working together), and I make a lot of circuit boards for these projects. Particularly after using my ATtiny-prototyping board for my own projects, I realized that these would be useful to other people, and decided to start selling them here on Tindie.
Strip Board, Protoboard, prototyping board, solderable breadboard - whatever you want to call it - it has been a mainstay in electronics prototyping for decades, and hasn't changed much in the interim (not even in production quality, as they're still often single-sided and/or manufactured from low-grade phenolic resin instead of FR4). My prototyping board creations bring these into the modern era, offering a combination of 0.1" through-hole prototyping areas (consisting of groups of 2, 3 or 4 pins connected together, like solderable breadboard) and pads for common surface mount packages connected to through-holes for easy soldering. To handle projects of all sizes, I offer prototyping board as large as 4" x 4", down to less than an inch square in my Mini Protoboard line. Unlike most commercial prototyping board, these boards are made to the same quality standards as real PCBs. Through-holes are plated, and the boards are double sided. These are offered in both generic versions, and ones tailored to specific microcontrollers, like the Tiny84/85, or microcontroller boards, like the Espruino Pico, Arduino Pro Mini, and the wildly popular ESP8266.
ATtiny breakout boards:
I love the ATtiny lineup, particularly some of the less popular ones, like the incredibly full-featured ATtiny841, ATtiny1634, and ATtiny828. Breakout boards for these that had the features I wanted were not readily available - so I made my own. I've since expanded my product line to include breakout boards for the ATtiny861, ATtiny167, and ATtiny88 - and all of these are available both as bare boards and assembled. In addition to designing the hardware I also maintain [ATtinyCore Universal](https://github.com/SpenceKonde/ATTinyCore), which enables Arduino support for all these ATtiny's and more.
I also sell a number of other boards to fill what I felt were gaps in the market, including a breakout board for the popular LoRa/LoRaWAN modules from Microchip (the RN2483 and 2903), which has become one of my top selling items. I also sell MOSFET drivers and breakout boards for logic level MOSFETs operating at logic levels of 2.5v and lower - while a great number of MOSFETs are available that operate with very low gate voltages, these are almost invariably SMD parts which are difficult to use without a properly designed breakout board.