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Electronics => Electronics => Topic started by: zack on June 14, 2008, 06:20:00 AM

Title: Using a component on a breadboard and with PCB
Post by: zack on June 14, 2008, 06:20:00 AM
I have the picaxe 28 proto board which comes with male headers for all inputs and outputs.

If I have a component like this one which comes with the wires, what connector should I attach so that I can use this with the 28x board with male headers and a breadboard which has sockets? 

(http://profmason.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/fairchild-250.jpg)

If I attach a molex female socket to the end of the wires, I can't use it with a breadboard.  If I attach a male connector, I can use it on a breadboard, but not with the male headers on the Picaxe 28x board...

How do you get around this?  Any clever way of solving this?
Title: Re: Using a component on a breadboard and with PCB
Post by: airman00 on June 14, 2008, 07:44:44 PM
as a matter of fact I have that component , IR transmitter/reciever right? wat are u using for ( curious)

so what I would do is put a female MOLEX connector and then make a female to male adapter ( or buy one) or just find a long enough small piece of conductor to stick in the hole( think paperclip metal)
Title: Re: Using a component on a breadboard and with PCB
Post by: krich on June 16, 2008, 12:26:14 PM
On some male headers you can slide the black plastic down just far enough to use them to plug in and make contact on both sides.  This is what I do to get from female to female (e.g. 0.1" housing to breadboard).