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Raspberry Pi Prototyping Plate Kit By Adafruit Industries (801) MCM Part #83-14384

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MSRP: $15.95
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Now that you've finally got your hands on a Raspberry Pi® , you're probably itching to make some fun embedded computer projects with it. What you need is an add on prototyping Pi Plate from Adafruit, which can snap onto the Pi PCB (and is removable later if you wish) and gives you all sorts of prototyping goodness to make building on top of the Pi super easy.

We added lots of basic but essential goodies. First up, there's a big prototyping area, half of which is 'breadboard' style and half of which is 'perfboard' style so you can wire up DIP chips, sensors, and the like. Along the edges of the proto area, all the GPIO/I2C/SPI and power pins are broken out to 0.1" stips so you can easily connect to them. On the edges of the prototyping area, all of the breakout pins are also connected to labeled 3.5mm screw-terminal blocks. This makes it easy to semi-permanently wire in sensors, LEDs, etc. There's also a 4-block terminal block broken out to 0.1" pads for general non-GPIO wiring. Finally, we had a little space remaining over the metal connectors so we put in an SOIC surface mount chip breakout area, for those chips that dont come in DIP format.

Specifications Top

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-14384
Adafruit Industries Part #:801
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.076 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
Need to Return?
Length:5 in.
Width:3.25 in.
Height:0.75 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
MCM Cat 57, Page 664
MCM Cat 56, Page 609
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Product Reviews Top

  • by hagerstein35

    on 10/16/2013

    Did not work

    Overall: 2 out of 5

    I would not buy another I assembled it and put it on my Pi and it did not work at all, in fact it kept shutting off my Pi when I would put the board on it

  • by thegrendel

    on 5/1/2013

    A fine piece of engineering

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    The only problem with this Prototyping Plate is that it's so beautifully designed that you want to put it into a display case, rather than use it.

  • by dreberg

    on 3/17/2013

    Prototyping Kit

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    It was a good buy

  • by johnlynnsanford

    on 12/28/2012

    Adafruit prototyping plate

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Excellent. Buy one. Buy two.