You're not connected to the Internet.


Build robots and contraptions! Experiment with mechatronics using
Arduino and LEGO Mindstorms NXT!

Use the Bricktronics Shield Kit to connect up to two LEGO NXT motors
and four LEGO NXT sensors to an Arduino.

* Supports up to two LEGO NXT motors, and reading their encoders
* Supports up to four simultaneous LEGO NXT sensors
* Supports LEGO NXT touch sensors on all four sensor ports
* Supports LEGO NXT 2.0 color sensor on two ports
* Supports LEGO NXT ultrasonic sensor on two ports
* Uses NXT cables
* Two TIP120 transistors help you switch larger loads
* Tested compatible with Uno and Duemilanove, but will work on many
other Arduino compatibles (contact us for details)

Solder the kit, download the easy-to-use Arduino library, check out
the examples, and start building!




The kit contains a Bricktronics Shield printed circuit board, six
custom injection-molded NXT-compatible sockets, five long jumpers, two
female four-pin headers, two 0.1 uF ceramic capacitors, two TIP120s, a
DPDT switch, a 6mm push button, two 100 k resistors, two 1 k
resistors, a 100 uF electrolytic capacitor, a 10 uF electrolytic
capactitor, two 1N4001 diodes, a MCP23017 I2C I/O expander, a L293D
H-Bridge chip, a 28-pin DIP socket, and headers.


The Bricktronics Shield can be purchased in two kit
configurations-with stacking headers, or with male headers only.
Stacking headers are useful when you want to combine the Bricktronics
Shield with non-NXT sensors and motors. You can insert wires into the
stacking headers for a temporary connection.

The male headers cost a little less-but we include an extra set of
holes next to the header holes in order to make it easy to add things
to later, even if you solder in the male headers.


The Bricktronics Shield Kit connects an Arduino to LEGO NXT motors and
sensors. Arduino, motors, sensors and NXT cables are not included. The
Mindstorms NXT 2.0 set includes three motors, two touch sensors, one
color sensor, one ultrasonic sensor, and a variety of NXT cables.

Motors take more power than can be supplied by a USB cable. You
typically want about 600 mA per motor, but up to 1000 mA peak per
motor. Our 9V 2A wall adapter works great, but any 2.1mm 9V adapter
with at least 1.3A should work. If you want to power your creations on
the go, our 6 AA battery pack works well.


If you don't buy the pre-assembled version, the Bricktronics Shield
Kit is a through-hole kit. It requires basic soldering skill. At a
minimum, you'll need a soldering iron, solder, and a diagonal cutters.
Clear instructions [1] are available at the Bricktronics Shield
project webpage.

It usually takes under an hour to build, but it may take more or less
time depending upon your experience with soldering.


This kit is open source hardware. We make the hardware source files
like the schematic and the pcb files available for anyone to use as
long as they credit us and release any modifications as open source
hardware. The schematic and pcb files are available on the
Bricktronics Shield download page. [2]


A portion of the profits of this kit go to John Baichtal, an author of
the Make: Lego and Arduino Projects book.

Wayne and Layne, LLC and our products are not connected to or endorsed
by the LEGO Group. LEGO, Mindstorms, and NXT are trademarks of the
LEGO Group.



Click 'show more' to display specifications.

General information

Manufacturer Play-Zone
Product type Electronics modules
Item number5998907
Manufacturer no.P00000416

Please click directly on the incorrect data to access the registration form.

Alternatively, you can register a generic error report (wrong picture, unsuitable accessories, etc.)


Report incorrect data

Correction suggestion


Report incorrect data

If you wish to learn more about this product, please visit the manufacturer's website or contact us:

Returns and warranty

Warranty 24 month Bring-in
30-day right of return

30-day right of return

This product may be returned within 30 days after shipment or collection. A minimum of 10% will be deducted from opened products. Unfortunately, we cannot accept a product if it is damaged, incomplete or missing its original packaging.

Returns and warranty

Please use our simplified returns and warranty process to return a product or register a warranty case. Returns and warranty

Please use our simplified warranty process to view the warranty period as well as any warranty extensions you may have purchased. This will ensure that your return or warranty case is processed quickly and effectively.


Mail delivery/Collection

 Product is not ready for sale or temporarily not available. No delivery date known.
Not in stock

Request delivery date

The delivery date is unknown or there is currently no information available. Please enter your e-mail address above if you wish to be notified when the product will be available again. An enquiry with our suppliers usually takes 1–3 days. You will automatically receive a notification regarding the next possible delivery day.

Information subject to change.

Customer questions and answers

No questions so far.

Do you have a question? Ask the digitec community.

Ask a question

Ask other customers about product properties, performance or use.
If you have any questions about your order, please contact the Customer service.

Your contributions in the community are subject to the Community terms and conditions.

Customer ratings

This product has not yet been rated.

Have you tested this product? Share your opinion with the digitec community.

Rate product
Play-Zone Wayne and Layne Bricktronics Shield Play-Zone Wayne and Layne Bricktronics Shield