2x5 to 1x10 header for STK500

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Has anyone seen, (or can anyone make me :-)), a 2x5 pins to 1x10 pins PCB so I can easily plug the port headers on an STK500 in to a breadboard ?

Thanks.

Jon.

Jon Russell

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You don't need a board for this, just a cable. It would not be hard to make. Just buy some ribbon cable, a socket and some header pins.The socket can be one that simply clips on to the ribbon cable, so at that end you don't even need to solder. You might even be able to find the same type of thing for the other side.

Regards,
Steve A.

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It would help to know where you are. There might be someone living nearby who can help you out.

Chuck Baird

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Chuck :
As I remember Tom in Spokane had some made, but can't remember his www addr.
He gave some pcb's out in Bellevue, for the Dragon (He had expected you to be there to).

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Has anyone seen, (or can anyone make me Smile), a 2x5 pins to 1x10 pins PCB so I can easily plug the port headers on an STK500 in to a breadboard ?

My solution to this is to have a 2x5 connector and a DIL-8 plug on a ribbon cable. I might have some picture posted on this here at 'freaks way back. Wait...

Ah, yes. Here it is. You can see one of the DIL plugs actually plugged in and the other upside down:

More on this in the thread where it originally occured: https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

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This tutorial has an interesting idea which involves bending out the pins of a 2x3 or 2x5 header:

http://imakeprojects.com/Project...

The key photo in that is:

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Those are both great ideas. I will have to remember that.

--kdittyr

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Tom in Spokane had some made, but can't remember his www addr.

He is Tom Deutsch, user name zoomcityzoom, and his company is wizbangdesigns. His web site doesn't seem to be active, but there are other remnants around, so he may still be in business. I'll bet he still has some of his adaptors on hand if you locate a working email address.

Chuck Baird

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Off Topic

I use to think my BreadBoard wiring was reasonably orderly, (below).
Then Johan posted a photo of his breadboard, (above),...

JC

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Then Johan posted a photo of his breadboard...

You talking to me, huh? :wink:

No, that's not my breadboard. Are you pulling my leg, or are you actually that confused? :D

EDIT: $(DEITY), am I stupid! The car data logger is of-course yours, Doc. I thought you said it was mine (and that you had dug up that picture in some old thread). And the image I posted is of-course my LCD bread-board, and what you are alluding to.

Well, anyway... My little LCD breadboard is far from a Gwen-board (for those of you that where here when I coined the term.)

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My solution is to have a male 2x5 header at one end, connected to 6 single wires(merging the four GND pins to one wire).
All wires then twisted together and at the other end single male connectors soldered to each wire(with shrink tubing).
This allows the cable to be used with any AVR chip, regardless of pinout for ISP pins.
I have several of these with length from 10-30 centimeters.

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He is Tom Deutsch

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Isn't it Tom Deutschman?

Yeah, my mistake - thanks for the correction.

Chuck Baird

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Hi,

Early on I was just using a ribbon cable to connect to the STK500 (2x3 6 pin ISP) and then plugging jumpers from the other female end of the cable and then connecting them to the right spots on the chip inserted into the breadboard.

Good luck,

Alan

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My solution is to have a male 2x5 header at one end, connected to 6 single wires(merging the four GND pins to one wire).
But this is only good for the 10 pin ISP header. If you are going to do that, why not just use the 6 pin header? But to me the more useful cable would be for the port headers for which you would need at least 8 pins on the one end.

Regards,
Steve A.

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I have also used 20,28 or 40 machined IC sockets to connect onto the proto-board with 10 way cables soldered to where the IC's would normally plug in.
Some hot glue to give the wires some stability.

This has an advantage over using the header pins as the IC sockets have pins that do not permanently deform the prototyping board, which the ticker pins do.

Once a thick pin has been plugged in, the connection is always a bit dodgy when it comes to smaller leaded components.

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Lee -.-
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I use a couple of theese:

But i have only found them in this swedish webshop http://www.lawicel-shop.se/shop/...

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Snigelen - Perfect ! That's it. Thanks.
Johan - They're cool too ! Thanks. I'll try and find them online.

Cheers guys. Again, this forum is the font of all knowledge! :-)

Jon.
(UK BTW :-)

Jon Russell