Plans on Stickvise

A project log for Expandable breadboard

Solution for put wide boards/ICs into a breadboard, keeping the four connection holes for each pin

SUFSUF 06/13/2015 at 21:136 Comments

As this project got Alex (creator of Stickvise) attention earlier today. I was thinking, how can I "migrate" it to the Stickvise platform. I had some ideas, what was completely wrong, but finally I think found the solution. Fired my OpenSCAD and drown something quick:

There is two things with it:

1. If I have a tool for bending aluminum plate, this would be even simpler.

2. I haven't found any place the height of the aluminum bars in the Stickvise (on the drawings you can find only the height together with the jaw), so I presumed 10mm, what I'll change the correct one as it arrive.

In addition I ordered a longer (300mm) rod from the ebay, because the supplied 200mm will not be long enough.:


Macsek wrote 06/18/2015 at 12:58 point

it is easy. Using your great expandable breadboard, you only need a bunch of U shaped, insulated wires. One end to the arduino, the other to the breadboard. Arduino to be put in between the breadboards. 

In case you still need the shields connectivity you need a bare bone shield, just for the arduino headers (both male and female) and either a place for the U shaped wires or a wider shield, having extra male headers on the bottom edge, ofc on proper 100 mil raster.

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SUF wrote 06/18/2015 at 13:21 point

I plan to create a board, what able to hold the Arduino on the bottom, and shield on the top. As you know (I don't know how. :-D ), I've a whole bunch of Freescale boards with dual row headers. If I wire these with your method, it creates a big mess.

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Alex Rich wrote 06/14/2015 at 11:48 point

oh that's right, I forgot it was more than just the wide space between pins, they don't stay on pitch.  I should know that I have one.

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SUF wrote 06/14/2015 at 20:05 point

This is why I want to create a plug in board for Arduino what line up the connections for the breadboard. I'm not a fan of arduino, but I've tons of Freescale freedom and ST Nucleo boards, and various Arduino shields, so I'll need something to put between the Arduino form factor and the breadboard.

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Alex Rich wrote 06/13/2015 at 23:22 point

Nice, the aluminum bar height is .5" or 12.7mm.  Will be following, it is a neat idea to be able to space things so you are always using the inside sockets on your breadboard.  This would be great for things like the Arduino UNO that is really popular but notoriously not breadboard friendly.

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SUF wrote 06/14/2015 at 03:11 point

The Arduino form factor unfortunately not a good candidate for my concept. It is happened that the original design what picked up by the world is not using the 100mil raster. So there is no way to put the Arduino UNO into a breadboard without some additional tweak. This was already in my head to design something, what fits between the Arduino and the breadboard. It comming soon.

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