PIC 14-pin solderless breadboard adapter

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  1. tracecom

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    Here are a couple of pix of my latest solderless breadboard adapter. It is for 14-pin PICs, and plugs into a solderless breadboard, connecting to the power and ground buss, bringing all 12 I/Os to the breadboard (in order), and allowing the PICkit to plug in directly.
     
  2. nerdegutta

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    Good job.

    Very clean and tidy.

    But I'll guess it only fits to that kind of breadboards?
     
  3. tracecom

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    Thanks.

    It will fit the 400 pin and 830 pin breadboard with the power and ground rails along the side. In order to fit the 830 pin breadboard, the power pins are connected to the "A" position on the PCB. "B" is for the 400 pin breadboards.

    Of course, one could use it on breadboards without the power and ground rails, but would have to use fly-wires soldered to the PCB (instead of the .025" pins) for power and ground.
     
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  4. nerdegutta

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    I have one breadboard with the power and ground on one side. And I think I've misplaced it, 'cause I haven't seen it for a while.:eek:

    This makes your breadboarding a hole lot easier.
     
  5. Dr.killjoy

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    Who built the boards ?????
    The came out very nice and clean...
    I have no idea what they are for but would like one lol..
     
  6. nerdegutta

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    I'm guessing tracecom...
     
  7. tracecom

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    It's my design, the PCBs were made in China, and I did the assembly. I have an 8-pin version that I have been using for some time, and an 18-pin version PCB being fabricated. The 18-pin version should be here in about three weeks.
     
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    Which board house?
     
  9. tracecom

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    Itead studio.
     
  10. nerdegutta

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    Did you consider ZIF-socket?
     
  11. mcgyvr

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    Now if you could just learn to solder properly.. ;)
     
  12. bance

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    Great idea, very useful! Are these boards open source?
    Or are you perhaps thinking of getting a few made and then selling them on 'Tindie' or something?

    Steve.
     
  13. tracecom

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    I thought about it, but didn't use ZIFs because of the cost, the size, and the relatively low cost of the PICs. I use the adapter boards for prototyping hardware and software for small projects, and in that process, I use in-circuit programming. When I am finished with the design, and I want a permanent assembly, I build that on a perfboard (or PCB) and move the PIC from the adapter to the prototype.

    If I don't want a permanent assembly, I just strip the solderless breadboard and start over with a new project. I often leave a PIC in an adapter PCB, and just plug it back in the solderless breadboard when I am read to start something new. So, at any given time, I may have several of the adapter PCBs already populated with PICs ready for experimentation.

    My plans also include the possibility of using the adapter as a permanently attached daughter board on a larger assembly, but to date, I have not done that. The truth is, I am still learning PIC programming.
     
  14. tracecom

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    What am I doing wrong?
     
  15. bance

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    If you used female headers it's almost a 'picduino'.......

    Steve.
     
  16. tracecom

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    Exactly right. My plan is to attach the PIC adapter as a daughter board, with the female headers on the motherboard. Or, if there's no likelihood of removing it, the PIC adapter can be soldered to the motherboard.
     
  17. nerdegutta

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    Like a module you can plug in when needed. I'm playing with the same idea for a 555 based timer module. Three pins: V, GND and Puls. The same with a MAX232.

    "There's no end to the possibilities!" - Cable guy.

    I think your solder looks great...
     
  18. bance

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    Given the way that prices of smd/t components are in comparison to TH parts I truly believe this is the way that bread-boarding will go in the future.
     
  19. tracecom

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    Thanks. I see a tiny bit too much solder on pin C0, but other than that, it seems fine to me.
     
  20. Dr.killjoy

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    Oh can I get a FREE sample ????

















    LOL
    JK
     
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