HackSpace Magazine Issue 46 – Only the Best: Adafruit Launchpad for micro:bit @HackSpaceMag @microbit_edu

HackSpace magazine issue 46 takes a look at the Launchpad Breakout Board by Mission Control Lab and sold by Adafruit.

The Launchpad Breakout Board for micro:bit is an add-on board that breaks out the majority of the pins on your micro:bit, or Adafruit CLUE, so you can easily use alligator clips, conductive fabric, or even conductive paint with your board.

The standard form factor of the micro:bit is nice, but accessing all the individual pins is difficult. Most beginners only use the pins on the board that allow for alligator clips to be attached. But if you look closely, there are a lot more pins available, and that’s where this board comes into play. With it, you will have easy access to not only multiple 3.3 V and ground connections, but also pins 0, 1, 2, 8, 13–16, 19, and 20. That should give you enough access to make an interesting musical instrument that has multiple analogue and digital inputs.

They give the board a 9 out of 10! “Perfect for Crocodile Clips”

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