M4-Breadstick: a long thin microcontroller board for prototyping #Feather #CircuitPython @RangenMichael @MicrochipMakes

The M4-Breadstick microcontroller board is an adaptation of Adafruit’s Itsy-Bitsy M4 Express development board. It’s currently running CircuitPython with Arduino to come.

Problem:
I/O pins being crowded together requires jumper wires to first connect pins to empty prototyping areas. This leads to messy wires and artificial complexity.

Solution:
Spread the I/O pins out and give each pin some dedicated space!

This design will reduce the number of mistakes made and will make troubleshooting any mistakes faster. My hope is that a teacher will feel confident taking on a classroom of 20 beginner students by using a development board that reduces the length, number, and crossing of jumper wires. Engineers and hobbyists alike will find it perfect for whipping up a quick prototype cleanly.

See more on hackaday.io and on GitHub.


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