The Protostation is an advanced prototype board which is used for developing electronic circuits. The unit includes a large prototyping area (0.1" pitch), switches, potentiometers, LEDs and sensors that are easily connected to the prototype area using single core wires or connector links. The Protostation is easily powered either from a -12V/+12V power supply, or from the Electronic Workstation. It will then provide -12V, +3.3V, +5V and +12V power sources for your prototype circuits. An on-board variable frequency signal generator provides sine or square waves between 10Hz and 10KHz. Two D-type connectors are provided for easy connection to E-blocks (upstream or downstream) or the Electronic Workstation.
Protostation Advanced Breadboard Benefits:
- Large prototyping area
- Build circuits with no soldering or tools required
- Easy access to controls and transducers
- Make your prototypes more portable
- Free your workspace from clutter
Protostation Advanced Breadboard Features:
- 0.1" pitch sockets take standard IC packages
- Inputs: switches, potentiometers, phototransistor, thermistor, voltage source
- Outputs: LEDs, buzzer, relay
- 2 E-block ports
- Versatile range of supply voltages
- Signal Generator
E-blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to 8 input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-blocks that need it.
Processing E-blocks control the whole E-blocks system. PICmicro microcontrollers are used as the preferred processor; they provide up to 5 E-block ports with up to 8 lines per port.
Download Protostation User Guide Download Electronic Workstation User Guide (which covers this board as an accessory)