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A Kickstarter Special ESP8266 + FTDI Board that you can keep on your keychain. Only 100 Assembled boards will be made by me.
136 backers pledged CA$ 4,763 to help bring this project to life.

Breakout Board Add-on!

Posted by Sean Hodgins (Creator)

First off, I want to thank everyone who has backed this so far. I think we only have 5 spots left on the Make/100 tier? Unbelievable!

There we're some inquiries to where to purchase the little breakout board and after thinking about it. I decided to make my own board for two reasons.

  • 1)It will save on shipping for you. This way you can just add it onto your pledge here and it will come in the same shipment, instead of getting it from sparkfun or other sites.
  • 2) I'm actually adding 3.3V and GND to the connector which now makes it an 8-pin connector. Before it only had GPIOs, which would mean you would need to use one as a ground or source. Now you can use all 6, since GND and 3.3V is available in the breakout board itself.

I've already designed it and worked out the costs. It will come with a cable to connect to the breakout. 

Here are some images from KiCad:


3D view
3D view

 You can of course put any header on it you like. I will supply female headers to be soldered on. You will get:

  • Breakout Board with the surface mount JST SH connector soldered on.
  • 6" Cable to connect from one board to the other.

If you want this kit included with your $19 or $22 Reward just add another $8 CAD to your pledge.

It has already been added to the GitHub Repository if anyone is wondering.

Thanks everyone!
-Sean Hodgins

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    1. Sean Hodgins 5-time creator on

      Hey @Tim Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I can put the labels on both sides, but the headers will be yours to choose how you solder them on. The image shows male headers, but it will come with 8-pin female headers.

    2. Tim

      Hi Sean,

      A question about the breakout board and sorry in advance I'm a noob in these matters.

      Will there be the white printed labels for each pin on the opposite side of the board if we were to turn it upside down and stick it in to a breadboard?

      Thank you