Hooking up Intel Edison to your breadboard ...

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    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

    breadboard.

     

    Have fun!

    www.fab-lab.eu/edison

     

    breadboard_top.jpg

     

    breadboard_bottom.jpg

     

    Here are more detailed view on the PINs being exposed to headers, you can double check correct PIN location looking at

    mraa/edison.md at master · intel-iot-devkit/mraa · GitHub

     

    Edison_IO.jpg

    Update: with LED13 wiring and GND / 1.8V lines on breadboard, see also Get your frist "blink" LED with Intel Mini Breakout …

    Edison_IO_LED.jpg

     

    Created by www.Fab-Lab.eu, check for updates www.Fab-Lab.eu/Edison, please forgive typos made ;-)