First Look – Circuit Playground Biscuit by @Dastels
Liz Clark (BlitzCityDIY) shared a video on her YouTube channel taking a look at a Circuit Playground PCB adapter. Designed by Dave Astels, this is an add-on, which he dubs as a “Biscuit” that breaks out all of the GPIO pins into a format suitable for breadboarding. This allows for a more compact prototyping format and reduces the need for alligator clips. Dave says he’ll be putting this up for sale on the Tindie marketplace soon. Until then, be sure to check out the Adafruit Discord server for more insights, BTS and more!
PS: Dave also put together a learning guide that shows how to DIY your own using prototyping boards and even designing a custom PCB.
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