This is not a new project, it is something i did a while back. I bought a couple of Picaxe 08M microcontrollers, and originally i started playing with them on a solderless breadboard, but i soon wanted something slightly more permanant and rugged, so using some veroboard i knocked up a little board
The veroboard worked well, but then i had to solder leads onto the board every time i wanted to do something different, so it was too permanant. some terminal blocks would be a treat.
Not wanting all the loose wires floating around to break off and come loose, make things not work, I decided to house it in a small Jiffy box i had floating around from a previous project that no longer needed the box, and here are a few pictures of what i came up with in the end:
So, there is my picaxe 08M box. I’m planning on doing similar with a picaxe 18 that i have, but i will do things a little differently on that one. first off, I plan to not use the same screw terminals, I’ll have the picaxe side soldered straight to the terminal (so no messy wires), and i plan on using a regulated supply from a 9v battery, mounted inside the jiffy box for power, making the whole unit much neater.
Thanks for watching,