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Power Supply for Breadboard-Multimeter Test

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A GOOD preparation is half the work done

When we play around with Arduino NANO, NodeMCU, ESP8266 and others it is important (and more comfortable) to make us life as less difficult as necessary. Therefore we will have a look on the How-To, using some helpful tools…

First of all it is a MUST to have “Breadboards” for connecting the components to the micro controller, they exist in different sizes and colours.

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Item and quantity

Supplier and order number

Price

Mini Breadboard Kit für Arduino

Mini Breadboard Kit for Arduino

 

 

 

AMAZON (DE): Mini Breadboard Kit für Arduino

 

 

 

6,99€

Breadboard 830 Pin Solderless Prototype PCB Board Kit

Breadboard 830 Pin Solderless Prototype PCB Board Kit

 

 

 

AMAZON (DE): Breadboard 830 Pin Solderless Prototype PCB Board Kit

 

 

 

9,99€

9 Volt Clips with connector

9 Volt Clips with connector

 

 

AMAZON (DE): 9 Volt Clips with connector

5 pieces

 

 

5,59€

Power Supply Module for Arduino Board

 

 

AMAZON (DE): Power Supply Module für Arduino Board

6 pieces

 

 

10,99€

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Concerning the Power Supply Module for the Breadboard: it delivers 3,3 Volts AND 5 Volts. The 5 volts is the power Supply for Arduino, Nano, etc. and the 3,3 Volts is for OLEDs, RFID…

The advantage of the Power Supply for breadboard: once uploaded the sketch to the Arduino, Nano, ESP8266, etc. you can unplug the USB cable and connect a 9 volts battery (better an 9 Volts accumulator…) through the above mentioned 9 Volt Clips with connector. Now you can much more easily play around and move your prototype…

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01USB connector is for powering external devices (output only). Do not attempt to use it to power the MB-V2

Read carefully, please (important!!):

The Power Supply has jumpers which one can switch from 3,3 V to 5 V. So on one side we place the jumper on 3,3 Volts and on the other side we place the jumper to 5 Volts, so that we have the two different voltages on two different power supply bus.

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Power Supply for Breadboard

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Practical example:

Please check the picture below where we use a RFID-RC522 and a Arduino NANO: the RFID-RC522 MUST get connected to the 3,3 Volts!! If connected on 5 Volts it would get damaged, actually fried!! The Arduino NANO is connected to the 5 Volts bus.

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Power Supply for Breadboard

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Let us have a look if everything is correct by measuring the voltages with a multimeter, here we go:

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Power Supply for Breadboard-Multimeter Test

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Power Supply for Breadboard-Multimeter Test

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That’s it folks, stay tuned for next blog post 😉

You may also have a look on one of my previous posts for more tips:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this project: Breadboard, Power Supply for Breadboard, Arduino, Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding, 

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