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Product request: Perma-Proto board modification
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Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by plantgrower on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:16 pm

I have just seen your excellent new product Adafruit Perma-Proto Small Mint Tin Size Breadboard PCB

May I suggest a couple of things that this board has that could be implemented on your already excellent perma proto boards.

Currently on your permaproto boards the rails that run from the centre to the power rails have a gap one row wide where they end and the power rail starts. The mint size board doesn't have this gap presumably because there is so little space to use. I would like the perma proto boards to also not have this gap and here's why. I use connectors with 3 wires on them for sensors if there was no gap I could solder in a standard 3 pin connector base i.e. molex. across the power/ground/signal pins and then be able to plug/unplug them easily.

The other feature I would like added from the mint board is to implement central power rails as this would give me more flexibility in connecting sensor connectors and the ability to add 4 pin ones power/gnd and signal either side.

I hope you can implement these features as I have to use cheap and nasty board like this at the moment to get these features for my prototyping http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200703298675? ... 1423.l2648

thanks
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Re: Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by mpeg2 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:46 pm

Can't you simply solder a jumper to connect the rail to power or ground?

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Re: Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by plantgrower on Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:54 pm

mpeg2 wrote:Can't you simply solder a jumper to connect the rail to power or ground?

Rich


I am going to be using a teensy 3 or similar and will join the ground and power pins to the appropriate rails.

But this obviously won't work for having the signal/gnd/power rails contiguous to each other for attaching a 3 pin connector.
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Re: Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:16 am

The concept of the PermaProto is to mimic exactly the layout of a standard breadboard so that designs could be transferred directly.

But I do agree that having signal pins adjacent to the power/ground rails is very convenient for 3-wire devices such as sensors and servos. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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Re: Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by plantgrower on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:05 pm

adafruit_support wrote:The concept of the PermaProto is to mimic exactly the layout of a standard breadboard so that designs could be transferred directly.

But I do agree that having signal pins adjacent to the power/ground rails is very convenient for 3-wire devices such as sensors and servos. Thanks for the suggestion :)


I understand but you have broken this convention with several versions now with the mint tin and raspberry pi versions.

The utility of my proposed layout would be very useful for more permanent projects though they may be more expensive to manufacture ?

Thanks for the consideration of the idea and keep making quality products!
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Re: Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:46 pm

Ladyada is one step ahead of us. These are new in the store today: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1214
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Re: Product request: Perma-Proto board modification

by plantgrower on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:49 pm

adafruit_support wrote:Ladyada is one step ahead of us. These are new in the store today: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1214


These are the ones I meant by mint tin.

Now we just need them bigger :)
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