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E-Blocks Sensors Mother Board US$54.00

E-Blocks Sensors Mother Board

This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.

  • Connect any two of more than a dozen available sensors to your system
  • On-board light sensor and potentiometer
  • Flowcode components available for most sensors
  • Modules can be screwed down into motherboard
  • The EB090 sensor motherboard allows you to connect up to two EBM sensor modules to your projects. There are more than a dozen different sensor modules to choose from. The sensor motherboard connects to your upstream E-blocks system using a standard 9-way D-type connector. A patch system allows you to set up the connections between sensors and the pins on the host microcontroller.

    Connection of up to two daughter sensor modules is made with dual rows of 0.1-inch header sockets in two rows (allowing each module to be inserted one of two ways), and the sensor modules can be screwed into the motherboard to prevent accidental removal. The motherboard also has its own rugged potentiometer for general Analog-to-Digital Conversion experiments, and an on-board light sensor built in.

    This E-block module is compatible with both 5V and 3.3V E-blocks systems.

    Because the sensor modules that plug into this motherboard use headers with standard 0.1-inch pitch, it is easy to use them in your final product after you have finished using the E-blocks system as a prototype.

    This board and its compatible sensor modules are supported in Flowcode V6.1 and above. Note that support for the Accelerometer, Compass and Rotary Encoder sensor modules is available only with a Professional license of Flowcode. You can download Flowcode Examples for using the sensors.

    E-Blocks Overview

    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 eight 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 based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera FPGAs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-blocks system. These "upstream" E-blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.

    Please see the E-blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-blocks, see the E-blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-blocks video.

    This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 April, 2014.


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