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Another LED board? - YES!

While I was testing a LED driver board I needed something to quickly test the chip on a breadboard. I came to the conclusion that wiring up 8 or even 16 LEDs with individual resistors on a breadboard is a major nuisance. And we all know how easy it is to accidentally rip those cables out or how easily this grows into a bad mess of wires.

No more!

This board holds 16 LEDs + resistors. They're wired up in such a way that it can work in either common-anode or common-cathode configuration. Connect pin #9 to either +5V or GND. The 8 channels will then light up if they're connected to either GND or +5V. This board therefore works with push-pull outputs on microcontrollers, as well as with open-collector outputs.

Step 1: Schematic

Step 2: Make It

The 0805 LEDs are very easy to solder, just like the two resistor networks (1206) on the back side. Use plenty of flux and thin solder.
<p>Just a note to let you know I have added this ( a year ago ) to the instructable:</p><p> Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Breadboards: A Meta Instructable</p><p>&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Comprehensive-Guide-to-Electronic-Breadboards-A-Me/" rel="nofollow"> https://www.instructables.com/id/Comprehensive-Gui...</a></p><p>Take a look at a bunch of project involving breadboards.</p>
<p>Ah, OK. Good to make useful stuff :-)</p>

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