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Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:32 pm
by Raspberry Paul
Here's my solution for creating a breadboard friendly Raspberry Pi Zero. I used 4 x 10 way 90 degree headers bought from ebay.

The headers on one side of the Zero are placed normally, and on the other side there placed upside down.

The easiest way to solder them was to place them through the zero holes first, then maneuver the headers in to the breadboard. Then solder them carefully.
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Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:39 pm
by FTrevorGowen
'Tis certainly a smaller "footprint" than my "serially powered" zero:
https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_p ... Powered.22
(Although that could have been plugged into an "ordinary" rather then a "T" cobbler)
Trev.

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:26 pm
by mattmiller
Now that's what I call thinking Out of The Box :)

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:28 pm
by mattmiller
Its making me think of a universal Pi -> breadboard adaptor that could be used with all models but with Pi vertically like that :)

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:40 pm
by DirkS
mattmiller wrote:Its making me think of a universal Pi -> breadboard adaptor that could be used with all models but with Pi vertically like that :)
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2270 + http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10PCS-2X20-40 ... 2250587895 ?

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:36 pm
by TonyD
nice :-)

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:00 pm
by scruss
Nicely done!

I was just looking at my Zero + Pi T Cobbler + ribbon cable and thinking that it'd be nice to have it all in one breadboard-friendly unit.

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:32 pm
by alphanumeric
This https://www.adafruit.com/products/2823 used with this https://www.adafruit.com/products/2028 will work too. It avoids having to use the ribbon cable. You won't be able to plug any hats into the Pi though. Not with the stock female headers on them anyway. The way the OP did it in the first post is pretty cool too though. :ugeek:

I like that they come with no headers on them. leaves lots of room for ingenious setups.

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:38 pm
by kusti8
I did this, but with a T cobbler and a normal male pin. Sticks out a bit, but I have the room. Saw that on Adafruit. Nice!

Re: Breadboard Friendly Raspberry Zero

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:46 pm
by alphanumeric
I saw it on Adafruit too, but couldn't find the actual picture when I made my post. Yeah, if you have the unassembled, solder it your self cobbler, you can swap the headers around so the Pi still has a male header. There are all kinds of options if you give it some thought before heating up your soldering iron.