CMIO ProtoBoard – first layout

April 14, 2014

Eh? Why another prototyping board? Isn’t the CM I/O a prototyping board already?

Yes, it is. And the CMIO ProtoBoard is a prototyping board for you to build circuits directly on with can be used with the CM I/O board and Compute Module.

Same as blinking an LED is the first code you write for a new embedded system, designing a prototyping board is often the first thing I do with every new system I work with.

Why, I hear you ask?

  • I want some thing I can quickly build permanent circuits with, so the days of loose wires spoiling my days are far behind.
  • I want some thing that is cheap and cost effective. I want to experiment with different circuit designs, without worrying if I’ve wasting money every time I start a something new.
  • I want some thing that when its built looks decent and not a heap of wire

Some of the dimensions and connector positions I’ve had to guess at but here’s a quick layout of what I’ve done so far:

CMIO_ProtoBoard_0v01