While it’s perfectly feasible to connect the Raspberry Pi board to a breadboard it can become relatively messy if your projects needs many I/Os due the wire and extra components like resistors, so “Robot In A Can” designed a circuit trainer for the University of Guelph students to wire projects with the Raspberry Pi’s (26-pin) header in a neater way, and made it durable to to endure years of use in a lab setting.
The developer has now started selling the hardware, and called it EveLab 1.0.
Evelabs 1.0 specifications:
- 2x 32×4 breadboards with markings for GPIO pins
- 1x “standard” breadboard
- 3x LEDs (pre-grounded)
- 3x Momentary Switch (pre-grounded)
- 2x Potentiometers (pre-grounded)
- 1x RGB LED (pre-grounded)
- 1x Analog to digital converter (2-inputs pre wired)
- 1x Light Sensor
- 1x Temperature Sensor
The board also comes with 2 GPIO ribbon cables to connect to various Pi models, and 20 Jumper cables. The target board does not even need to be a Raspberry Pi, as any board with a RPi compatible header can be connected to EveLab 1.0.
You’ll find this “advanced breadboard” for Raspberry Pi on Tindie for $49.99 plus shipping.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.