The Intel Edison debuted a number of months ago, but only recently have custom breakout boards made their way into the wild. Self-proclaimed Hacker and SharedCircuits user Stephen Edward created his Simple Edison Breakout Board to rectify that shortcoming.
One great feature of the Edison is that it’s very small; however, a side effect of its diminutive size is that the connectors are also very small. Simply prototyping with wires can be a real challenge when the board has 70-pin, with a 0.4mm pitch. A more common spacing is 2.5mm found on most standard breadboards.
Steve’s aptly named board simply breaks out the 70-pins for easy access and also boasts a bottom-side connecters, allowing for daisy chaining multiple boards — either an Arduino or other Edison shields. Most exciting is that Steve’s Simple Edison Breakout Board schematic is also open-source so users can download and modify it to their hearts content.