SC401 – I2C Prototyping Module

SC401 is an SC400 series prototyping module for the I2C bus.

The pads highlighted to the left have the following connections:

  • Red = V+ (5 volts)
  • Green = V- (0 volts / ground)
  • Yellow = I2C serial clock (SCL)
  • Blue = I2C serial data (SDA)



Parts List

PCB1SC401, v1.0, PCB
Design at OSHWLab
C11Capacitor, ceramic, 100 nF
P11Header, male, 2 row x 6 pin, angled
The second row of pins needs to be removed.
P21Header, male, 1 row x 6 pin, straight
R1 and R22Resistor, 10k, 0.25W
S11Header, female, 1 row x 6 pin, angled


This design is so simple it does not justify a detailed assembly guide. Just assemble according to the photo above.

In order for the daisy-chained PCBs to be a consistent level, header pins (P1) need to have a profile that matches the socket (S1). By far the most common angled header pins do not match. A suitable profile header can be created by removing the second row of pins from a double row header. The pins can easily be pulled out of the plastic guide with a small pair of pliers.

The two resistors, R1 and R2, are not normally required. These are pull up resistors for the I2C bus signals, serial clock and serial data. The pull up resistors typically found on I2C bus masters are usually all that is required. However, should you require additional resistors for any reason, they can be fitted here. The most likely reason to add resistors is to terminate a long bus with many devices connected.


  • This product is designed for hobby use and is not suitable for industrial, commercial or safety-critical applications.
  • The product contains small parts and is not suitable for young children.

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