An interesting development that could have some application around here... a Leonardo in a DIN-rail enclosure with screw terminals, an LCD, a few membrane buttons and a breadboarding section:

Robert Wall's picture

Re: Industruino

"Industruino allows makers and professionals to take a breadboarded solution and make it into an enclosed finished looking product, ready for permanent installation."

That's an oxymoron if ever I saw one. Yes, we all know the temporary fix is permanent ; what they need is a solderable pcb with exactly the same connections pattern and footprint that can be substituted for the plugboard once the design is proven.

Ok, so it isn't a plugboard, though it certainly looks like one in the picture.

Bill Thomson's picture

Re: Industruino

That's an oxymoron if ever I saw one.

After looking at the picture, I laughed and thought "You've got that right!"

pb66's picture

Re: Industruino

I'm not sure that is a "plugable breadboard" I think its just a white pcb with some "strips" of hole to solder

​although that's not actually specified in the text nor for that matter does it actually say (or show) there is a mcu fitted, there are 2 versions and it infers there is a mcu and it explicitly states the smaller components are included.


Bill Thomson's picture

Re: Industruino

True. It's not a plugable type breadboard. But it is a prototyping board, or at least a board with a prototyping area. But it's still something of a laugh considering the idea of taking a prototypical product and installing it permanently, as the caption in the picture says...

dBC's picture

Re: Industruino

Man, you guys are a tough crowd!

Arduino prototype shields ( have been around since the Arduino.  They give you a way to solder your components onto a board without the need for getting a custom board made.  For those that need to terminate external signals, there are plenty of options with screw terminals already installed (  I've got several bespoke home-automation products around the house that use them.  Each one of them is one-off and has just a handful of components soldered onto the prototype shield.  It would make no sense at all to get a custom board built in volumes of 1.

if there is a mcu fitted

The video shows a bit more detail.  The top elevated board is a complete Arduino Leonardo including CPU, USB port etc. etc.  They've even thrown in an LCD display and buttons.  The bottom board is just a prototype shield where you can solder your own components and terminate external signals.  The only difference between it and a standard Arduino+ProtoShield is that instead of stacking them via the header pins, they run a flat ribbon cable between them.

My only gripe is that judging by the labels on the box, that prototype shield runs the Arduino I/O signals straight to the screw terminals.  Typically you'd want to be able to place your own components (relays, burden resistors, mid-rails etc) between the outside world and the Arduiino I/O pins.  Hopefully they've done that with a wire link or some such that you can break and re-route to your own components.

[EDIT]  I just noticed:

and re-routable jumper connections, letting you connect any point to either the microcontroller’s pins or the external screw connectors. 

so my gripe is unwarranted.

Bill Thomson's picture

Re: Industruino

Arduino prototype shields ( have been around since the Arduino.

Not knocking the product. (Heck, I've got of couple of Arduino Protoshields). Just the way the caption described it.

Perhaps if they'd said something like "Here's a professional looking enclosure to put your project in," the idea would come across differently.

Then again, it could be something similar to this. (read the text in the Warning and Attention boxes on Pg 1)


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