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Adafruit Prototyping Pi Plate Kit
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Hello, this weekend I took the plunge to leave the breadboard and solder my things on an Adafruit Protyping Pi Plate Kit that I have bought a couple of months ago.

Because I use an Impuls sender the LPF is not really working for me so I left it out of my setup. What I use is the Schmittrigger. In that way I get good, square interrupts on the GPIO pin (I use 18) and it is always either 0,0 VDC or 3,3 VDC.

I have added a header to fit a RazBerry (Z-wave daughterboard) and a header to fit a ds18b20 temperature sensor. The wires to the GPIO pins are connected by jumpers going from the sender/receiver/ds18 via two headers. That way I can take the domotica stuff loose and use the GPIO pins on the adafruit board for other little projects (that I currently don't have but I'll never know..)

An album with picture descriptions can be found om Imgur here.

a picture from the top, only pilight stuff connected:
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my soldering skills pictured:
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the complete setup with ds18b20 and razberry connected:
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Stuff used:
 
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#2
Thanks for sharing! However, you really should learn how to solder "lanes", not that difficult...

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#3
thanks for the tip on dickbest.nl!
And yes, as for the soldering, I had to do it with limited materials. Bad tin, bad iron. I'm glad everything still works Smile
 
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#4
curlymo Wrote:However, you really should learn how to solder "lanes", not that difficult...
Hm.. can you elaborate? Tried Google but nothing useful showed up at "soldering lanes how to"..
 
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#5
It means connecting one hole to another by just using tin:
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This picture just shows straight lanes, but you can also connect them with corners in them.
 
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#6
Ah..

I get it.

Was hoping for some fancy soldering technique what would make my brobeling look professional Wink
 
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#7
Today I had to do some maintenance on my pilight, so finally I had the chance to make some pictures of my Adafruit Prototyping Plate.

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The sender and receiver are placed in some headers, so they are easy to replace. The first receiver broke within 3 months (still waiting on a replacement), but can be replaced without soldering. Also I have a 7404 (Inverter IC) mounted on it to connect my smart kWh meter to my Pi.

I prefer this shield above any other shield or PCB, because of the screw headers, making it possible to connect virtually anything (1-wire, GPIO, DH11, etc), without soldering.
 
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