The Alchitry Br Element Board is a prototyping periphery for the Au or Cu FPGA Development Boards. The Br breaks out all the signals on the four headers running from your Au or Cu and has a large prototyping area with a 0.1" pin grid for custom circuits.
Alchitry Elements are expansion boards similar to shields for an Arduino or HATs for a Raspberry Pi but these are meant for your Au and Cu FPGA Development Boards. This Element is equipped with four connectors on top and four on the bottom for maximum stackability that snap to an Au or Cu board. There are also female headers (sold separately) available that can be soldered into the prototyping area turning the Br Element into a breadboard so you can test out new circuits without making them a permanent resident!
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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So the thought to "breadboard" by adding female headers to this board is interesting, but far from practical. I'd instead love a hat, with ribbon cable connectors, leading to a series of DIP breakout boards (like a Raspberry Pi T-board), that I can insert into a real breadboard. That would be cool. In fact, this is what I did: https://forum.alchitry.com/attachment.php?aid=30. See: https://forum.alchitry.com/thread-283.html