July 16, 2009 AT 3:45 pm

DIY shield for Arduino

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DIY shield for Arduino! Think you can do better? Design your own shield on the cheap with this DIY parts kit. You get a 3.2″ x 2.5″ (~ 8.1cm x 6.3cm) single-sided phenolic board with copper solder pads and mounting holes and a extra-special stacky header set. This one has one magical 8-pin header that has been bent so that you can plug it into the ‘not-quite-0.1″-spacing” arduino headers. Solder it any which way you want, lots of room for hacking! Get one in the Adafruit store, only $6.00 !


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4 Comments

  1. Haven’t bought it, but thank you this is awesome! Nice price too.

  2. Nice! Brilliant idea, too late for my order. next time :)
    Did you make a magic 8 bin header bending jig?

  3. Can you make the bent pins available separate from the straight pins and perfboard?

  4. Why don’t they just make an arduino that plugs into a breadboard? Oh… wait right, that’s just an atmega168 on a breadboard. Hey Ladyada you should make a breadboard adapter for your AVR programmer. I already made mine but maybe you could include it with future tinyisp units. Thanks once again for helping me get my bootstraps on and for your budget USB AVR programmer.

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