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The micro-sized, Arduino enabled, usb development board - cheap enough to leave in any project!
5,964 backers pledged $313,218 to help bring this project to life.

New shield kit: Breakout headers!

By request: We've added another shield kit!

Breakout Header Kits
This board has 6 additional headers each with one i/o pin, ground, and 5v brought out to it. It is perfboard compatible or you can use female 3-pin header jumpers to plug things into it. This board is about twice the size of the Digispark, but will not block the USB side of it.
Price: $2.50 (includes all headers needed)

All shields can be seen on the following update or from your personal backer page:

We're going to take a break from new shields for a few days, but keep sending your ideas (we're still working on the SD card shield), we'll keep adding them to our list - but if you want more shields help us spread the word so we can afford to make them!

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    1. Creator Chris on August 18, 2012

      @Dennis - I know which I want/need, I was just trying to avoid too many people casually choosing the wrong one without checking their own needs carefully.

    2. Creator Dennis Schweer on August 18, 2012

      I think it's pretty hard to say "GND/5V/Pin works with many sensors" or "GND/Pin/5V works with most servos".
      For example I'm using GND/Pin/5V servos and GND/Pin/5V sensors. But I know there are still a lot of GND/5V/Pin servos and sensors. There is no easy decision "take A for sensors" or "take B for servos".

    3. Creator Chris on August 18, 2012

      The DigiStump backer page (your personal one) suggests "Breakout A" (Gnd/Power/Signal) is for sensors and "Breakout B" (Gnd/Signal/Power) is for "most servos". Is there a chance that it's listed the wrong way around?
      The servos I have here (Futabas, so pretty common and wired black/red/white) and every reference I've found on the web all suggest Gnd/Power/Signal is the most common ordering for servo signals.
      (I'm in the UK, but I thought the standard was global)

    4. Creator Erik Kettenburg on August 17, 2012

      @Dennis, you could get both and stack them! - I'm not seeing the numbers we need to justify another variation, right now it is the second least popular.

    5. Creator Dennis Schweer on August 17, 2012

      I like the idea of a 4 x GND/5V/Pin and 2 x GND/Pin/5V split board very much.

    6. Creator Erik Kettenburg on August 17, 2012

      Both are now available!

    7. Creator Sparr Risher on August 17, 2012

      Unfortunately I think no configuration would make everyone happy. The current layout is good for a lot of 3-pin sensors. The servo layout is good for some other 3-pin sensors, and servos.

      I think a version of this board with each of the potential layouts might be in order? Or possibly even a 4/2 split between different layouts.

    8. Creator Dennis Schweer on August 17, 2012

      Is it possible to change the layout to Ground/Pin/5V instead of Ground/5V/Pin?? I'd like to use the Breakout board with some servos.