This is most easy way to get your Edison on an breadboard for making it easy wiring up any extension you want to.
I guess this is most simple way to get your LED blink example running but as well more complex I2C/SPI stuff.
What do you need:
1. Intel Edison (of course)
2. Intel mini breakout board (this is most cheapest way to hook up an Edison!)
3. Breadboard of your choice
4. Break a way headers - 14 pins straight
5. Break a way headers - 15 pins 90 degrees
The magic is the combination - tooks hours of engineering ;-) - of straight and 90 degrees headers solders
on the back of the mini extension board. With this it snaps easily into the breadboard - if you keep the
position like shown - you can easily count the pins on the back from 1..14 marked on the breadboard.
What I/Os are covered by this:
PWM1,PWM0, UART1, I2C-1, I2C-6, SPI-5, PIN 13 (used in LED example), 1.8V, 3.3V, GND, GPIO-44, GPIO-46, ...
Get the GND and 1.8V wired like shown and you can run your blink LED sample (LED is connected to J17-14).
Not shown here: you still need the USB connection for power and if needed for console.
Power goes to the USB port marked with J16. There is no level shifter - but you can easily hook up one on the
Here are more detailed view on the PINs being exposed to headers, you can double check correct PIN location looking at
Update: with LED13 wiring and GND / 1.8V lines on breadboard, see also Get your frist "blink" LED with Intel Mini Breakout …