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edge-connector breakout
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edge-connector breakout

by bkuehlhorn on Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:19 am

New to Arduino development. Got Clue and want to prototype input to edge-connector. Any suggestions on a connecting pinouts to breadboard for development?

Thanks

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by jerryn on Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:07 am

This is one optionhttps://www.adafruit.com/product/3695 available from Dig-iKey

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by bkuehlhorn on Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:21 pm

Thanks for the help
Ordered Dragontail and Edge connector.

Should be fun

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by kevinjwalters on Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:33 am

There are a few others too from the micro:bit ecosystem. I've used first two of these recently:


I'd also be cautious about plugging the CLUE in when it's powered on. On both edge connectors I've tried it has caused a board reset. I'd never do this with an edge-connected bus card and I'm not going to do it anymore with the micro:bit or CLUE!

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by wildestpixel on Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:17 pm

I use Pimoroni's Pinbetween - not sure what the availability is outside the UK but is a very elegant and good value breakout. There are some other DIY kits available in the UK but they aren't a patch on Pinbetween's build.

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/pinbetween

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by kevinjwalters on Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:11 pm

Not exactly a breakout but looks like there's a micro:bit / CLUE edge connector to feather adapter on its way: Adafruit Top Secret! June 24, 2020 (YouTube).

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by wildestpixel on Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:43 am

Looks like wifi featherwing action is going to be a bit tidier !

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by kevinjwalters on Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:16 am

FYI, Adafruit have just started selling the Kitronik Inventor's Kit designed for the BBC micro:bit - this includes their edge connector adapter/breakout and is physically compatible with the CLUE.

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Re: edge-connector breakout

by kevinjwalters on Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:41 am

Update on the green "rubbery stuff" on the bottom of the Kitronik edge connector breakout. I was looking through the Inventor's kit manual and it turns out it is supposed to be removed and simply peels off.

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