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ArduShield – one of the most versatile shields for ARDUINO

Posted February 12, 2016

ArduShield it is one of the most versatile development shields for popular Arduino boards like Arduino UNO R3, Mini, Pro Mini V5, Nano V3,MicroR3, Leonardo, Yun, Zero, Galileo Gen2 and many other derivative boards created by great community of people.


“Idea for ArduShield was born out of the problem that hit several Arduino fansFirst we found that we had many shields that fit only to Arduino UNO, but they don’t fit to Arduino Mini, Pro Mini, Nanoand other type of smaller Arduino board. Smaller Arduino boards are much more cost effective then Arduino UNO, and we want to use them to”, writes the developer team on the project page.


Second important thing was time savings when prototyping new projects based on Arduino platform. Idea was to shrink down the amount of the cable between Arduino UNO and external Bread Board minimum by half. Great thing about ArduShield is that you can have access to all pins of Arduino on bread board practically instantly, including the access to the power supply pins.

Expanding shield to the bread board

Expanding shield to the bread board

ArduShield can be use like a programing tool for Arduino mini and Arduino Pro Mini. We know that both of these boards require external programmer. Now, if you have Arduino UNO board you can connect Arduino Mini or Arduino Pro Mini instantly to ArduShield and play with them via Arduino IDE.

Example of Ethernet shield drive by Arduino Micro.

Example of Ethernet shield drive by Arduino Micro.

Already Tested:

  • Arduino UNO R3
  • Arduino Micro R3
  • Arduino Nano V3
  • Arduino Mini V5
  • Arduino Mini Pro
  • Intel Galileo
  • Arduino Nano V3 – clon

Compatibility based on schematic analysis:

  • ArduinoYun
  • Arduino Zero
  • Arduino Leonardo

You can also use ArduShield with derivatives boards. Please check their compatibility with original Arduino boards before use.

Source: Ardushield

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