Second release of the protoshield - Arduino 1.0 pinout ready.
Designed for easy prototyping with Arduino ("Arduino USB Board -
Duemilanove, Uno ,..." and "Arduino Meag or Pro"), this kit
to easily implement your projects.
The board has the exact size of the Arduino Duemilanove and Uno to
facilitate the installation electronic project; it has an soldering
area allowing you to easily add the required additional components to
The stackable connectors link all signals from the arduino making them
available for your prototypes.
Two expansion slots are available :
* A molex connector can power your Arduino installation with a
simple ATX PC power supply , your Arduino easily becomes self-powered
* A HE10 connector for adding an I2C bus to communicate with a large
number of devices that support this format, your Arduino gets very
A led indicates the card status and the Arduino's reset button is
reported on Protoshield for an easier access.
The board can also host a mini-bread board of 170 holes for temporary
In addition, a 3.3V regulator selectable by jumper on Protoshield is
capable to deliver more current than the Arduino and this feature is
very interesting with many I2C devices.
For advanced users, when the Arduino is powered by an ATX PC power
supply through the molex plug, a box of chips can be used in 12V (if
selected by solder bridge beneath the Protoshield). It allows you to
manage 12V equipments , perfect for controlling transistor fans,
motors, lamps, LED ribbon, relays, ...