Introduction: PiPlate: Raspberry Pi Circuit Prototyping Design

About: I love to make stuff, including food, crafts, and especially electronics.

This is the Instructable that will help you make your own PiPlate, a Prototyping tool for the Raspberry Pi.

This works with all versions of the Raspberry Pi with 40 pin headers, but the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W can only use 2 screws.

For the first design, note that I worked on it with a classmates(thus the AJR initials)

For the last two, I made them myself, but we had discussed making them in the past so credit is also given.



3D Printer and Filament(color of your choice)

2.5" Brass standoffs, with screws.

Step 1: Design 1: PiPlate Basic

The STL file is included.

When 3D printing, use any color filament. The color will be the color of the plate.

This is the filament saver type. This model just has enough space for a Pi and half sized breadboard.

Step 2: Design 2: PiPlate Plus

This is the more advanced version.

This design allows for a T-Cobbler, and has a parts caddy that is the height of the Pi's USB ports, with 3 sections.

This design needs more filament but is more useful.

Step 3: Design 3: PiPlate Pro

The PiPlate for advanced users: support for 2 half-sized breadboards, or a full sized breadboard.

Comes with a 4-section caddy with larger compartments.

Step 4: Attaching the Pi and Breadboard...

Take some 2.5" screws, and pop them into the holes from the back. Then, twist on the standoffs.

Once done, attach the Raspberry Pi.

There is enough space next to the Pi's GPIO pins to stick on a half-sized Breadboard.

Happy Tinkering!

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