Tired of wiring up the power rails and serial adapter every time you build something on a breadboard? [Jason] has you covered. He put his Breadboard Buddy Pro up on Indiegogo, and it does everything you’d expect it to: power rails, USB to UART bridge, and a 3.3 V regulator. Oh, he’s not using an FTDI chip. Neat.
With Christmas around the corner, a lot of those cheap 3-channel RC helicopters are going to find their way into stockings. They’re cool toys, but if you want to really have fun with them, you’ll need to add a penny.
Here’s a crowdfunding campaign for a very interesting IoT module. It’s a UART to WiFi adapter that has enough free Flash and RAM to run your own code, GPIOs, SPI, and PWM functions. Wait a second. This is just an ESP8266 module. Stay classy, Indiegogo.
Mankind has sent space probes to the surface – and received pictures from – Venus, Mars, the Moon, Titan, asteroids Itokawa and Eros, and comet Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. In a beautiful bit of geological irony, every single one of these celestial bodies looks like a rock quarry in Wales. That quarry is now for sale.
Here’s something exceptionally interesting. It’s a browser plugin that takes a BOM, and puts all the components into a cart. Here’s the cool bit: it does it with multiple retailers. The current retailers supported are Mouser, Digikey, Farnell/Element14, Newark, and RS Components.
Want a death ray? Too bad, because it’s already been sold.
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I’m not quite understanding how Breadboard Buddy Pro integrates with the breadboard. It fits right on top, taking up space? Around it? I have to modify an existing breadboard and solder to it? What?
I have a couple of esp8266 modules lying around which I tried to program using the SDK and a raspberry pi, but to no avail, anyone done this?
It takes up a bit of space, here’s a picture of the previous version:
I can buy a CP2102 board for $2, and a breadboard power supply for $1, so I’m good, thanks.
BTW: The CP2104 is much cooler, as it adds 4 GPIO’s.
Takes a bit more space for the neatness, and functionality it provides. I also like how you can easily toggle between 5 and 3 volts using a jumper, and that you can even have 2 different voltage for a single PSU.
Actually there was a video of that death ray sale…
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