Does anyone have a preferred GPIO protection board? As in, a board that attempts to insulate the GPIO pins from awful wiring mistakes that might otherwise release the "magic smoke"?
I found something the other night, but they were all the way in the UK (I'm over here in the US) and they didn't have an international shipping option. I had to send them an email and will try begging if needed.
I'm very very lightly familiar with the concept of wiring up a bunch of diodes to achieve the same effect, but I don't have nearly enough hardware skill. I'm a complete hardware noob just barely learning what driver boards are, and I'd probably burn my arm off trying to solder anything.