Say goodbye to that rat's nest of breadboard wires. The BreadBox keeps your Arduino, Raspberry Pi experiments safe and solid. You can focus on your software, not on loose connections. You can even take your project to a local meet-up.
The BreadBox is an experimenter's kit made to hold your gear together so you can travel with it. No more having to figure out what came loose - the stuff that drives software folks crazy. This kit is designed to help a software person - like me - play with the analog world.
See a short video of the BreadBox in action!
How? - Buy the BreadBox kit from Shrimpware LLC. The instructions are available on this web site and I think they're pretty good. You'll have to be able to do some rough soldering. I also provide some simple Arduino software you can use to get started. The software is not spectacular, just a place for you to start.
Any catch? - To be very clear, the BreadBox does *not* come with any computer. You have to supply your own Arduino, or, Raspberry Pi, or whatever. I think it works best with an Arduino shield that gives you convenient places to plug in your cables. I've used it with both a Raspberry Pi Model B / Arduino Alamode combination and with a Arduino Yun / Sainsmart Sensor Shield (An Uno and Duemilanove also work. With other Arduino boards you might have to drill your own mounting holes in the BreadBox base - not hard to do!)
When? - Now! Order yours today!
Documentation - See the latest documentation for assembly instructions and base software.
Projects - As I play with my own BreadBox I'll put projects on this web site with sample code to help you get started.
Here's a picture of the assembled BreadBox in The Logo Box. Close the lid and it is all nice and neat to travel. See how that USB cable can just sit in there?
This shows the BreadBox in The Logo Box with the top open. Nice!
BreadBox inside and safe to go. I've use spray paint to customize some of my own Logo Boxes.
The kits are made of cabinet grade Baltic birch plywood and precision cut by laser. The process leaves some resinous residue on the wood. Most of the residue will come off with a light rub from a damp cloth. You can also lightly sand the pieces with 320 grit sandpaper, spray paint the pieces to customize your kit, or leave it as-is. I find that the bare wood with slight resin marks gives the whole thing a nice steam punk kind of feel.
I'm a one man shop. I make the parts myself in California. I take payment only via PayPal. Prices below do not include sales tax or shipping. I ship USPS which usually costs $5 in the U.S. Most orders will ship in one week.
Contact me by email to place an order and I will send you a firm price including shipping and sales tax: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have three kits that all work together: the BreadBox, the GPIO LED board, The Logo Box.
I really enjoy learning new things and sharing them with others. I have a few pages on my web site with the things I've learned about the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, I hope these links help you out.
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