Proto Shield Kit for Arduino

Proto Shield Kit for Arduino

Product Description:

The Arduino Prototyping Shield makes it easy for you to design custom circuits. You can solder parts to the prototyping area to create your project, or use it with a small solderless breadboard (not included) to quickly test circuit ideas without having to solder. It's got extra connections for all of the Arduino I/O pins, and it's got space to mount through-hole and surface mount integrated circuits. It's a convenient way to make your custom circuit and Arduino into a single module.


A wide prototyping area with some extra features:
1.0    Arduino pinout
1      Reset button
1      ICSP connector
14    pin SMD footprint (50 mils pitch)
20    pin Through Hole footprint (100 mils pitch)


The Proto Shield bring the power from the Arduino standard 5V and GND pins to the two power bus rows placed between the Through Hole package footprint, which can be used for powering the DIP sockets, or for power and ground rows.

SPI connection

The ICSP connector available on the shield hove his connections made directly to the SPI pins.
- 1: (the one with the smal pointer sign) MISO connected to D12
- 2: +5V
- 3: SCK connected to D13
- 4: MOSI connected to D11
- 5: SS connected to D10
- 6: GND

Physical Characteristics

The maximum length and width of the Proto Shield PCB are 2.7 and 2.1 inches respectively. Three screw holes allow the shield to be attached to a surface or case. Note that the distance between digital pins 7 and 8 is 160 mil (0.16"), not an even multiple of the 100 mil spacing of the other pins.

Kit includes:

40x Header Pins
1x Proto shield Bare PCB
1x 5mm Yellow LED
1x 5mm Red LED
1x 5mm Green LED
2x Momentary Push Buttons
5x 10K ohm resisters
5x 330 ohm resisters
5x 1K ohm resisters