Expansion Connector Accessory Kits for Makers

Samtec has developed expansion connector accessory kits for four of the most popular platforms used by Makers today: Arduino Uno R3, BeagleBone Black, ARM mbed Application Board, and Raspberry Pi.


OVERVIEW

Tinkerers, hobbyists, students and enthusiasts form the backbone of the tech-influenced DIY community known as the Maker Movement. Makers use various open-source electronic platforms as they develop interactive products ranging from robotics and drones to arts, crafts and musical instruments.

Rapid prototyping of innovative projects using open-source electronic platforms typically requires basic connectors and cable assemblies. Samtec has developed expansion connector accessory kits for four of the most popular platforms:

  • Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
  • BeagleBone Black Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
  • ARM mbed Application Board Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
  • Raspberry Pi Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
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Product Brief

Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers

Makers Expansion Kits Product Brief

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ARDUINO UNO R3 EXPANSION CONNECTOR ACCESSORY KIT

The Arduino Uno R3 provides an easy-to-use hardware and software platform using basic microcontrollers. Makers use Arduino as the "brains" in everyday objects to advance instrumentation.

Samtec's Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Accessory Kit (Samtec P/N: SBM-ARDUINO-KIT) allows for continued growth and stacking of Arduino-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

Kit Contents
IDC Cables Socket Strips Terminal Strips
HCMS-10-D-03.00-02-S SSW-110-01-F-S TSW-110-07-F-S
  SSW-108-01-F-S TSW-108-07-F-S
  SSW-106-01-F-S TSW-106-07-F-S
  SSW-102-01-F-S TSW-102-07-F-S
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HCMS  |   SSW  |   TSW

ARM MBED APPLICATION BOARD EXPANSION CONNECTOR ACCESSORY KIT

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HCSS  |   SSW  |   TSW

The ARM mbed platform combines the scalability of ARM Cortex microprocessors with the ARM software ecosystem giving Makers a development system for thousands of new applications. The mbed platform supports rapid prototyping and easy connection of external components.

Samtec's ARM mbed Application Board Expansion Connector Accessory Kit (Samtec P/N: SBM-ARMMBED-KIT) allows for continued growth and stacking of mbed-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

Kit Contents
IDC Cables Socket Strips Terminal Strips
HCSS-20-D-02.00-01 SSW-120-01-F-D TSW-120-07-F-D
  SSW-110-01-F-S TSW-110-07-F-S
  SSW-103-01-F-S  

BEAGLEBONE BLACK EXPANSION CONNECTOR ACCESORY KIT

Leveraging high-performance microprocessors, the BeagleBone Black platform supplies open-source hardware and software systems for Makers who want to push the boundaries of DIY.

Samtec's BeagleBone Black Expansion Connector Accessory Kit (Samtec P/N: SBM-BEAGLEBONE-KIT) allows for continued growth and stacking of BeagleBone-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and terminal strips.

Kit Contents
IDC Cables Socket Strips Terminal Strips
HCMD-23-D-03.00-02-S SSW-123-01-F-D TSW-123-07-F-D
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For more product information, click on the Technical Specification links below:

HCMD  |   IDSS  |   SSW  |   TSW

RASPBERRY PI EXPANSION CONNECTOR ACCESSORY KIT

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HCSD  |   SSW  |   HLE

As a low-cost, high-performance computer, the Raspberry Pi simplifies coding basics, prototyping, and hardware/software interaction for Makers. The platform finds a home in any number of applications while becoming increasingly popular for IoT connectivity.

Samtec's Raspberry Pi Expansion Connector Accessory Kit (Samtec P/N: SBM-RASPBERRY-PI-KIT) allows for continued growth and stacking of Raspberry Pi-based systems using standard IDC cables, socket strips and shrouded terminals.

Kit Contents
IDC Cables Socket Strips
HCSD-20-D-02.00-01-N REF-182665-03
  REF-182688-03
  SSW-120-01-F-D
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