We would like to announce a small, but important addition to the family: the Breadboard Adapter for the LEGO MINDSTORMS.
This project was a bit of a “scratch your own itch” project: we were constantly searching for pull-down resistors when we were prototyping our sensors. We wanted to never have to search around for a small 82k resistor again.
It’s also super-handy to have around whether you’re prototyping something or just debugging code: we like to use this with the Salae Logic Analyzer to see what our I2C is saying.
The breadboard adapter is just that: it’s a breadboard adapter for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. A couple of unique things about the Breadboard Adapter:
- The adapter comes fully assembled. No soldering required.
- It comes with two 82k pulldown resistors built in. These can be enable and disabled with the DIP switch.
- We left this project open-source. If you want to see how it works, go ahead: the schematics and board diagrams are all here for download.