PiBreak Raspberry Pi breakout now available

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PiBreak Raspberry Pi breakout now available

Post by angusgr » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:57 am

Our "PiBreak" Raspberry Pi breakout board is now available:

http://www.freetronics.com/products/pibreak
  • Labelled breakout for all GPIOs.
  • Power rails for easy power connections.
  • Large prototyping area for soldering components.
  • Compatible with Revision 1 & 2 Pis, comes with a mounting bolt and spacer for extra-secure attachment to the Revision 2 Pi.

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Re: PiBreak Raspberry Pi breakout now available

Post by rdbrown » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:30 am

Is the breakout compatible with the new Pi B+?
http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/u ... specB+.png
Would replacing your 26 pin female header with a 40 pin header work with the B+?

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Re: PiBreak Raspberry Pi breakout now available

Post by angusgr » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:17 am

Hi rdbrown,

Sorry for the slow reply on this.

The answer is "kind of." The PiBreak 26 pin header does fit cleanly onto the 40 pin header of the B+, but the bottom of the board fouls the moved Ethernet socket header so it doesn't sit quite flat:

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(Apologies for crummy photo.)

Electrically it's fine, it just doesn't look neat and of course the additional I/O pins don't appear on the breakout.

We'll work on getting out a "PiBreak Plus" soon. :)


- Angus
Last edited by cef on Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: It fouls the Ethernet socket, not the USB header

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