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Adafruit Flex Perma-Proto Half-Sized Breadboard Flex-PCB

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This half-sized perma-proto board from Adafruit functions similarly to a standard perf-board in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 420-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 30 rows of electrically connected pins. Unlike breadboards and perf-boards, this flex perma-proto board is made from thin polyamide film, which makes it incredibly flexible. Three mounting holes and its flexible design make this board great for fitting your circuit onto a curved surface or into your wearable electronics project.

Adafruit Perma-Proto Full-Sized Breadboard PCB (3-Pack)

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These full-sized perma-proto boards from Adafruit function similarly to standard perf-boards in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 840-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 60 rows of electrically connected pins. They also feature a labeled silkscreen and mounting holes, which make it easy to transfer your prototype to a permanent circuit board and project box. These boards are sold in packs of three.

Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-Sized Breadboard PCB (3-Pack)

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These half-sized perma-proto boards from Adafruit function similarly to standard perf-boards in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 420-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 30 rows of electrically connected pins. They also feature a labeled silkscreen and mounting holes, which make it easy to transfer your prototype to a permanent circuit board and project box. These boards are sold in packs of three.

Adafruit Perma-Proto Quarter-Sized Breadboard PCB (3-Pack)

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These quarter-sized perma-proto boards from Adafruit function similarly to standard perf-boards in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 210-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 15 rows of electrically connected pins. They also feature a labeled silkscreen and mounting holes, which make it easy to transfer your prototype to a permanent circuit board and project box. These boards are sold in packs of three.

Raspberry Pi Model B+

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The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer with an ARM processor that can run Linux. This item is the Raspberry Pi Model B+, which has 512 MB of RAM, an Ethernet port, HDMI output, audio output, RCA composite video output (through the 3.5 mm jack), four USB ports, and 0.1″-spaced pins that provide access to general purpose inputs and outputs (GPIO). The Raspberry Pi requires a microSD card with an operating system on it (not included). The Raspberry Pi is very popular, with lots of example projects and information available online.

Thin (2mm) USB Cable A to Micro-B, 6 ft, Low/Full-Speed Only

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This Micro-USB cable is extremely thin (2mm diameter), light, and flexible, which makes it easier to use than bulkier cables that tend to take up more desk space and pull small devices off tables. The 6 ft (1.8 m) cable is terminated on one end by a Type-A USB plug and on the other by a Micro-B USB plug. Note that this cable is only capable of low- and full-speed USB, not high-speed USB.

Pololu Stamped Aluminum L-Bracket for NEMA 17 Stepper Motors

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This black anodized aluminum bracket lets you securely mount typical NEMA 17-size stepper motors to your project. The bracket features several slots and holes for a wide variety of mounting solutions, and four M3×6mm screws are included for securing the motor to the bracket.

Adafruit CC3000 Wi-Fi Shield for Arduino with Onboard Ceramic Antenna

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This Arduino shield from Adafruit features TI’s CC3000 Wi-Fi module with an onboard ceramic antenna, a microSD card socket, and a designated prototyping area. The CC3000 uses SPI for communication instead of UART, so the communication speed is not limited to a fixed baud rate. It supports 802.11b/g, open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, TKIP, and AES, and a built-in TCP/IP stack with a BSD socket interface supports TCP and UDP in client and server mode with up to 4 concurrent socket connections. An Arduino library and example sketches make it easy to get started.

Adafruit CC3000 Wi-Fi Breakout Board with Onboard Ceramic Antenna

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This breakout board from Adafruit features TI’s CC3000 Wi-Fi module on a compact, breadboard-compatible PCB with an onboard ceramic antenna. The CC3000 uses SPI for communication instead of UART, so the communication speed is not limited to a fixed baud rate. It supports 802.11b/g, open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, TKIP, and AES, and a built-in TCP/IP stack with a BSD socket interface supports TCP and UDP in client and server mode with up to 4 concurrent socket connections. An Arduino library and example sketches make it easy to get started.

A-Star 32U4 Mini SV

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The A-Star 32U4 Mini SV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching step-down regulator that allows it to be powered efficiently from a 5 V to 36 V supply. This compact 1.9″ × 0.7″ board breaks out all 26 of the microcontroller’s I/O pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), and loading programs is made easier by a Micro-USB interface and a preloaded Arduino-compatible bootloader.

A-Star 32U4 Mini LV

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The A-Star 32U4 Mini LV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching step-up/step-down regulator that allows it to be powered efficiently from a 2.7 V to 11.8 V supply. This compact 1.9″ × 0.7″ board breaks out all 26 of the microcontroller’s I/O pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), and loading programs is made easier by a Micro-USB interface and a preloaded Arduino-compatible bootloader.

A-Star 32U4 Mini ULV

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The A-Star 32U4 Mini ULV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching step-up regulator that allows it to be powered efficiently from a 0.5 V to 5.5 V supply. This compact 1.9″ × 0.7″ board breaks out all 26 of the microcontroller’s I/O pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), and loading programs is made easier by a Micro-USB interface and a preloaded Arduino-compatible bootloader.