Make: MakerShield Kit for Arduino

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Design your own shields and create "permanent prototypes" for use with microcontrollers.

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If you've ever done any breadboarding, you know that it's great for sketching out an electronics idea, but terrible at storing a more permanent prototype. In the same way, fixing mistakes on soldered protoboard can be frustrating and messy. With the MakerShield you can transfer your working prototype to a shield that snaps into an Arduino just like a pre-built shield. The MakerShield makes it easy to build your own permanent prototypes as shields!

The MakerShield includes several on-board components (LEDs, potentiometers, tactile switches) that can be connected to the Arduino's inputs and outputs. A generous 19 x 13 through-hole prototyping area comprises the rest of the board.

 More Details:

  • Components include a potentiometer, button, and (2) LEDs
  • Support for 3.3V & 5V circuits
  • ICSP (In Circuit Serial Programming) header in the same location as the Arduino
  • Power filtering capacitors on 5V and 3.3V lines

    Advanced users might want to stack another shield on top of the MakerShield. This isn't a problem since the MakerShield kit provides stackable header pins. Some other development boards, such as Netduino, require 3.3V analog signals instead of the Arduino's 5V. The MakerShield provides a jumper that allows you to select between either 5V or 3.3V signals on the potentiometer.

     Please note: Assembly required (soldering). Does not include a microcontroller.