Posted by Nigel on 9th Dec 2013
This is an easy way to get started with the Imp. However it is a shame that you have to break out the soldering iron to solder a link to select the power source (USB or battery) rather than having a plugable link.
If you aren't familiar with the Electric Imp, it essentially provides an easy, integrated way to connect almost any hardware device both to other devices and to internet services. The Electric Imp Breakout Board allows you to explore the capabilities of the Imp by providing standard 0.1" headers to solder to as well as the necessary CryptAuthEE IC to identify your prototype to the Imp Cloud service!
This is just the development board, so you'll need to buy the Imp separately, check the related items below!
Note: If you want to use the mini-USB or battery inputs for power, you will need to populate the 3-pin jumper and set it to either 'BAT' or 'USB'. Otherwise, you can just simply power the board using VIN and GND without the use of a jumper.
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