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Description: We've been prototyping for a long time on these awesome little plastic plates but it's time for an upgrade. This version still holds an Arduino and a self-adhesive clear breadboard but we've done away with the plastic clips and now provide screws which give you a more solid and simple connection. Also, because the outside dimensions of the board don't matter anymore, this plate can be used with any board that has the Arduino mounting holes. The Arduino Uno, The Leonardo, FEZ Panda even the Electric Sheep can all be screwed down to the base plate for easy prototyping. You can even mount the board facing either way you like.

This prototyping holder includes 2 screws for mounting your favorite dev board. The self-adhesive breadboard that fits this plate can be found in the related items below.

Replaces: DEV-10059

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  • Can I use it with Arduino mega 2560 ?

  • Just got mine today the shipping only took about 3 days got it a day earlier than expected and was pleased with the fitting(the arduino uno) my only reccomendation is to the buyers if you have a few extra bucks and dont have a smaller bread board to put on it than pick one up when you order this. Thanks sparkfun for being better than expected i will be ordering more stuff in the future.

  • I like it. :)

  • Does it work with Arduino DUE?

  • Doesn’t work too good with the Arduino Yun, the SD card has to come out and I am worried about a clip or post damaging a component on the under side.

    Sparkfun needs to make a universal Arduino and Arduino Mega holder with Raspberry pi add on!

    • Sorry, this is suppose to be a universal Arduino and Arduino Mega holder, but Arduino keeps coming up with new crazy things. The Yun is the first and only Arduino board to be double sided. I would try to put down something soft, non conductive, and non static-y under it, you might have to use longer screws, but honestly any mounting option with the Yun is going to run into the issue with the fact that there are components on the bottom.

  • placed nda today…can this de added to box?

  • Create some for the Arduino Mega, please D:

  • The Netduino (but not probably the Plus 2) are in that shape. I believe the Netduino 2 is still in that shape. The Plus 2 is one which has its networking built in.

  • I would Like to buy one if the Arduino Mega 2560 fits. Anyone know??

    • The description mentions the ‘Mega R3’, which seems to be revision 3 of the Mega 2560, and the Product Video mentions the ‘Mega’ specifically as well. I checked the mounting holes between the Uno and the Mega just in case, and they match up. The Mega 2560 is a longer board, though, and I’d suspect that the SparkFun logo would get partially covered - other than that, looking good.

  • NIce and helpfull ! My students used at Universidad Tecnologica in El Salvador C.A. — Look at: Photo

  • You should make some red ones. I’m ordering a red breadboard, and if I could get a Sparkfun red one of these, I’d buy a Redboard to go with it.

  • Any word oth the next order date? Make it a big one, I want to order about 30 for my classroom :)

  • I know i’m late to the party but i’m glad to see this has been updated. Wife bought me a “kit” that had the old version of this in it a while back. Finally started using it recently and couldn’t figure out why the board kept falling out, then realized one of the clips was missing. Other than that this is cool but its a shame they’re back ordered.

  • What are the dimensions?

  • Well I just got mine recently and let me start off by saying it feels extremely sturdy and made of quality plastics; well worth the price. However, I am slightly disappointed in how ‘light’ it is. I was hoping for something a bit more solid/heavy. Such as something that could sit on its own well when plugging/unplugging materials. Now I fully admit that I made the mistake assuming and didn’t fully research the product, and due to the low price I just said heck with it. i.e. I don’t actually fault this product for that as it was merely my assumption or hope that it was, but just be aware that this is more like a ‘frame’ than a ‘base’. That being said, it is a GREAT product for what it is and the price, and it does have screw holes in the center; allowing it to be screwed down so something more solid like a piece of coated MDF for example. This product is perfect for holding an Arduino, an Uno in my case, and a good sized breadboard together.

  • Does anybody know if this works with a netduino plus?

    • I just checked, it does. And for anybody else wondering, it will hold anything that has the Arduino form factor hole pattern.

  • I agree about felt squares or rubber feet or something for the bottom, but I can grab them from my local hardware store. One caution to any of you using the discontinued Sparkfun Ethernet Pro board (Arduino + Ethernet chipset & jack in one board) the RJ45 Ethernet jack is oriented such that the cable cannot be removed easily when mounted to this - the tab can’t be accessed by hand; you’ll need to use a tool of some kind. Hey Sparkfun, it’s not a bug - it’s a feature, right? ;) ‘Secures’ your Ethernet cable from unintentional removal? (or intentional, in my case) HA!

  • You should consider offering felt squares to afix to the bottom of the tray. The one I got is nice and all, holds the breadboard and Arduino securely, but isn’t true across the bottom and rocks back and forth. Its not bad, but just enough out of true to wobble.

    Still, its better than worrying about accidental conductivity of your workspace.

  • What size screws were supposed to come with these? I ordered two and never found any screws. (Too much of an expense to have four screws sent – that would be just silly.)

    • The plate should come with two screws each. Contact customer service if you would like them sent to you. Otherwise a 4-40x1/4" thread forming screw is what you want.

      • When I received my board today, the screws were missing, too. The little ziplock baggy (that I assume was supposed to contain them) was in the box, but it was empty. This is rather annoying.

        • Sorry to hear about this! Please contact either customer service or tech support and we can get you set up with any missing parts.

  • This holds the Uno32 very well. I don’t know if it was really needed, but I trimmed off the tabs that are on the support post that is right under the analog pins. I had trouble getting it to set flat. Everything else lined up fine.

    One suggestion would be to add insulated washers to the kit. There is a trace and a resistor very close to the screw closest to the Sparkfun logo when using this with an Uno32. The screw actually overlaps the trace a bit. If you had an insulated washer it would help prevent someone from possibly damaging the trace or removing the coating on the trace. If you are careful it will not matter, however not everyone is knowledgeable of such mechanical issues until after the fact. ;)

  • It didn’t say in the video, does this work with the arduino duemilanove?

    • I just tried mounting a duemilanove and it does fit. However, the duemilanove only has 3 mounting holes and only one of them can be used to secure the PCB to the plate. Also, on my board, that one mounting hole is smaller than the rest so it took a little work to get the screw through. That being said, it still holds the board pretty well.

  • I am stoked. I just ordered these before the product announcement not realizing they are a newer version. Cool!

  • How are these made? Are they vaccuformed or milled or injection molded?

    • Injection molded.

    • The old version have the injection mold dots on the bottom of the plate. At least that is what is looks like to me. I think the old one would have to be injection molded to get the clip shape. I would also guess the newer one is the same, but just using a different mold.


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