When I was planning on moving my Internet Radio from a breadboard to the Humble Pi prototyping board, I wanted to make sure I had everything mapped correctly. I really didn’t want the hassle of un-soldering parts just because my eyes went funny looking at all the pin holes.
Whilst it may not be the ‘proper’ way of doing things, I made myself an Excel template to help me plan where to put things on the Humble Pi board – like resistors and connecting wire, to try and make it as orderly as possible:
Being able to see the GPIO breakout layout in front of you means you can make smarter decisions as to where to put resistors/switches etc. As a result, my radio build was much neater and made the whole process a lot easier:
I’ve uploaded my Excel template to DropBox – feel free to download it to help your project:
Dropbox – Humble Pi Template
I hope this has helped your project and assisted you in avoiding any kind of re-soldering mess! If you have any questions, just ask.