Bread Board Tips

Pin Headers for Solderless Bread Boards

If you want to plug in into a solderless bread board, you will need some headers with pins at each end, like pictured above at the far right. Here are three sources:

Samtec part number HTS-136-G-A available from Newark or Digi-Key.

Mill-Max part number 350-10-156-00-001000 available from Future Electronics.

Preci-Dip part number 350-10-136-00-018101 available from distributors listed here.

If you have the time, and want to save the money, you can use socket strips and plug short lengths of AWG22 solid wire in the sockets to make a double pinned header. I did this on the ethernet connector pictured above at the far left. This is not an attractive solution if you are doing this for a NXP LPCXpresso board with 54 pins.

Ethernet connectors

If you want to plug a Ethernet connector into a bread board, here are some useful links:

Assembled board with magnetics and jack:
http://www.mikroe.com/add-on-boards/communication/ethernet-connector/
Available from:
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/mikroElektronika/MIKROE-224/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtNlGR3Dbecsy5kUKz6eE4oj5PhKXim370%3d
A version with a SPI to Ethernet converter:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/765

Bare break out boards and parts:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8790
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/716
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8534

USB connectors

If you want to plug a USB connector into a bread board, here are some useful links:

Bare break out boards and parts:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9614
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9109
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9966
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10031
https://www.tindie.com/stores/bot_thoughts/

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