BBC micro:bit users and enthusiasts might be interested to know that Adafruit has created a new piece of kit to make prototyping with the micro:bit development board even easier. The Adafruit DragonTail for micro:bit comes fully assembled and slots directly into your breadboard, without the need for any soldering allowing you to quickly prototype and test out your micro:bit code and projects.
The new breakout board created by Adafruit offers a card-edge connector for the micro:bit, and then breaks out all the micro:bit pads as in the image above. Every pad is clearly labeled by name, if it has an analog input, and when it is shared with the LED matrix. The fully assembled Adafruit DragonTail for micro:bit is now available to purchase directly from the Adafruit online store (product id: 3695) priced at $7.50.
Adafruit explains the inspiration behind the new micro:bit DragonTail breakout board, “The BBC micro:bit is a cute, all-in-one learning board, with LEDs, sensors, and even a Bluetooth LE radio built in. What it doesn’t have is a set of 0.1″ headers, for breadboard compatibility. Instead, there’s a PCB ‘card edge’ connector that can slot into a matching socket. Now, if you want to hook up a servo, some NeoPixels, or some other simple component, you could use our alligator-to-header cables, and that will let you connect one or two parts to the power and P0, P1 or P2 pads. But…those alligator clips can slip around, and you don’t get access to some of the more fun i/o pins, like I2C.”
For more information, full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the official Adafruit online store by following the link below.