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    Cake boards!!!! Biscuit boards!!!

    This, is a genius idea, not only is it 2-sided (look at diagram pictures in link) but it is unique, figured I would post this here to get the attention of the Teensy Users. Also, the Biscuit board is just as amazing for a prototype board.



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    Is the double-sided feature the main advantage over a traditional breadboard? And more holes along the centerline. Quite a bit more expensive compared with for example http://www.amazon.com/BB400-Solderle...dp/B0040Z1ERO/
    but I can see that it could be useful in some cases.
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    Yeah, it is niche product, and it will likely have niche pricing.

    I bought their previous kickstarter offering (stress free wire stripper attachment), and I really like it. However, I am on the fence about both cake board and biscuit board. I think the biscuit board would have been useful to me about six months ago, where I had some problems with wires coming out of the breadboards when using in an art project that was moved around a bit. However, since I have gotten better with my soldering, it is less of an issue. There are a few things where having 7 rows of pins meet at the middle would help (rasberry pi/beaglebone black with their two rows of, ICSP programmers, nRF24L01+ radios, etc.), but a lot things expect the 0.2" separation in the normal DIP spacing (and Teensy of course wants a 0.4" separation).

    Now if I were to design a bread/proto board, it would have 3 power rails on each side (on the Teensy, one for ground, one for 5v, and one for 3.3v). Each row of data pins would have power rails, that are exactly 0.1" away from the data pin, so that you can connect servos and analog sensors directly with a 3 wire core. I am undecided about the middle 0.2". Sometimes I would like the cake board solution, of having the data pins extend those last two rows, sometimes I want 2 power rails to go down there, and on a few boards, I've seen having rows of 2 pin connectors, that could also be useful (for example light + resistor to ground).

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    That is a good idea to voice to the creator of this, maybe addition of a third rail.

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    I have mentioned it already, but I can't comment in the forum without becoming a backer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelMeissner View Post
    I have mentioned it already, but I can't comment in the forum without becoming a backer.
    I am backing both, love my wire-stripper through this guy and his company (or manufacturer). Mentioned in the comments of the cake board about a third rail for that exact reason.

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