Breadstick Innovations
Microcontroller Boards

Raspberry Breadstick

A long, lean, delicious development board with a unique form factor and high-quality components

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Raspberry Breadstick is a long, lean, delicious development board with a unique form factor that simplifies your journey into the world of electronics. Whether your goal is to build a robot or an interactive art piece, you’ll begin by prototyping with a microcontroller development-board and a breadboard. Doing this with traditional dev-boards quickly leads to a tangled mess of jumper wires. The Raspberry Breadstick spreads its I/O pins out along the length of the breadboard, eliminating the need for long jumper wires, and delivers a clean prototyping experience that is easier to understand and troubleshoot.

Arduino Uno + breadboard = wire chaos
Raspberry Breadstick + breadboard = clean layout

The Raspberry Breadstick eliminates the need for lengthy jumper wires through a classroom-friendly design, while still catering to experienced hobbyists and engineers.

Code with Ease in Python

The Raspberry Breadstick fully supports CircuitPython and MicroPython, offering a hassle-free coding experience. Embrace Python’s beginner-friendly syntax, a skill relevant across diverse industries. Why struggle with complex coding languages when you can save time and accelerate your projects with Python? Raspberry Breadstick’s also compatible with Arduino programming language for those that prefer that flavour.

Raspberry Breadstick pinout

Explore Exciting Features

The Raspberry Breadstick is loaded with exciting components to help ensure your exploration is both educational and enjoyable. Control 24 vibrant RGB LEDs effortlessly using the Adafruit DotStar library or FastLED library. Gather rotation & accelerometer data from the 6-axis IMU, opening the door to captivating LED POV displays that react to your every move as you wave your breadstick through the air!

Raspberry Pi features

This example showcases the Raspberry Breadstick in action as a POV (Persistence of Vision) wand. It’s a mesmerizing display of the Breadstick’s capabilities, creating stunning visual effects as it moves through the air. You can see the cameras frame rate altering what you can see. In person, the visuals are very smooth to the human eye!

In this video, you can see the Raspberry Breadstick’s onboard IMU in action. As the rotation data from the IMU changes, the onboard LEDs change in response.

Maximize Pin Utility

Designed for your convenience, the Raspberry Breadstick’s strategic pin spacing ensures efficient use of every available pin, keeping your component layout clean and organized. Unlike traditional development boards that need long jumper wires to connect every component, our design maintains a clean and organized workspace.

Features & Specifications

Comparisons

Raspberry BreadstickRaspberry Pi PICOArduino Uno
Processor32-Bit Dual-Core Arm Cortex-M0+ 32-Bit Dual-Core Arm Cortex-M0+ 8-Bit AVR
Clock Speed133 MHz 133 MHz 16 MHz
On-Chip SRAM264 kB 264 kB 2 kB
Flash Memory16 MB 2 MB 32 kB
User I/O Pins18 26 20
3-Axis Accelerometer + 3-Axis GyroscopeLSM6DSMTR None None
DotStar Compatible LEDs (Clk + Data)24 x SK9822 Addressable RGB LEDs None None
ADC Channels4 3 6
PWM Channels16 16 6
USB ConnectorUSB Type-C USB Micro-B USB Type-B
Supports Arduino (C/C++)Yes Yes Yes
Supports CircuitPythonYes Yes No
Supports MicroPythonYes Yes No
Clearly Labeled PinsYes No Yes
Prevents Jumper Wire MessYes No No
Tidy Breadboard IntegrationYes No No

Support & Documentation

Access open hardware and software files, easy-to-follow guides, and other documentation. Find everything you need at our GitHub repository.

Our Journey to Perfection

Our commitment to quality drives every step of the manufacturing process. We have pursued a rigorous journey of prototyping, testing, iterating, and production to ensure that each product meets the highest standards. Raspberry Breadstick is designed as a 6 layer PCB to ensure the best signal design. We’ve already completed successful small-batch production tests, and are now ready to pursue a larger production run as soon as our campaign is completed.

Fulfillment & Logistics

After production, testing, and packaging, all units will be shipped to Mouser’s warehouse, who will handle fulfillment and shipping to customers. For more information, please refer to Mouser’s fulfillment services in Crowd Supply’s guide.

Potential Risks & How We Tackle Them

Like any electronics venture, we’ve had to navigate supply chain uncertainties. To mitigate these risks, we’ve chosen readily available components and backup suppliers. Even if challenges arise, we’re ready to adapt to any changes to ensure a smooth delivery schedule.

In the Press

Electromaker

"The Raspberry Breadstick is a long, slender development board that spaces out the pins, eliminating the need to cram loads of jumper cables together. This thoughtful design feature enhances the user experience, making it easier to work with the board."

Adafruit Industries

"The M4-Breadstick microcontroller board is an adaptation of Adafruit’s Itsy-Bitsy M4 Express development board. It’s currently running CircuitPython with Arduino to come."

Hackaday

Hackaday

"We think this is a great idea that will definitely make microcontrollers more hackable. This type of layout would make checking students’ work a breeze, and you can make tidy prototypes with it yourself after class"


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Produced by Breadstick Innovations in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Raspberry Breadstick

Raspberry Breadstick with header pins pre-soldered

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Solderless Breadboard with dual power rails

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USB 2.0 Cable: Type-A to Type-C (1 m / ~3.3 ft)

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USB Cable, 1 m, Type A 2.0 to Type C 2.0, 28 AWG, PVC, Black

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USB 2.0 Cable: Type-C to Type-C (1 m / ~3.3 ft)

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USB Cable/IEEE 1394 Cable Tripp Lite USB 2.0 USB-C Hi-Speed ​​Cable w/ 5A Rating 20V M/M USB C 3ft

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About the Team

Breadstick Innovations

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  ·   breadstick_kits

A team of creative hardware developers re-imagining the electronics prototyping experience.

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