Shared Project: Sturdy Pot Adaptor for Breadboards

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make all the difference:

Sturdy Pot Adaptor for Breadboards

by Paul Stoffregen

Ever built a quick demo on a breadboard that needed a pot to adjust some parameter? As soon as someone tries to turn it, things come loose. That is, if they even try… little trim pots aren’t very inviting to touch & turn.

This pot adaptor board lets you use real full size (6mm shaft) pots on breadboards. With 10 header pins, the pot mounts securely to the breadboard, even when people turn the knob!

Paul has more information in his Dorkbot PDX blog post including this video:

I assembled the board with the recommended Bourns 10K pot from Digikey (#PTV09A-4020U-B103-ND).  For quick demo, I wired it up to a Teensy 3.2 Purple OSH Park Edition running an Arduino sketch that outputs to an Adafruit OLED:

 

Shared Project: Sturdy Pot Adaptor for Breadboards

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