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Sparkfun Arduino ProtoShield Kit

Price: $16.95
Availibility: In Stock
Item #: SF-DEV-07914


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Description: Riding on the waves of the very popular Arduino USB board is this small prototyping shield. Originally spawned with collaboration between the folks at SFE and ITP @ NYU, the Protoshield mates with the Arduino USB board and gives the user a small soldering area, two general LEDs, access to a BlueSMiRF socket, a general pushbutton switch, and most important of all - the Arduino reset switch is brought to the top level.

This comes in kit form and must be soldered together by the end user. Please note - we do not ship assembly instructions! There are a few tutorials on assembly listed below. All soldering is through-hole (relatively easy) but always check your component orientation before soldering!

The kit is pictured with the bread-board option. We highly recommend this breadboard! The bread board can be purchased separately as a related item shown below.

Please note - if you plan to use the general I/O button (not the reset switch), you will need to cover the USB connector in electrical tape. The legs on the extra button extend far enough below the shield that the button pins come in contact with the USB connector housing on the Arduino board. The button must be isolated from the grounded housing to operate correctly.

Kit Includes:

  • 1 - Protoshield bare PCB
  • 1 - 40pin break-away female header
  • 1 - 40pin break-away male header
  • 2 - Bright 5mm LEDs
  • 2 - 330 Ohm resistors
  • 2 - Momentary push buttons
  • 1 - 10k resistor
  • All Arduino pins are brought to the top level
  • 5V, GND, and Raw pins are exposed as well
  • BlueSMiRF socket for wireless communication between Arduinos
  • 2 general use LEDs
  • 1 general use button

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