Shields

Shields are boards that can be plugged on top of the Arduino PCB extending its capabilities. The different shields follow the same philosophy as the original toolkit: they are easy to mount, and cheap to produce.

Xbee

The Arduino Xbee shield allows multiple Arduino boards to communicate wirelessly over distances up to 100 feet (indoors) or 300 feet (outdoors) using the Maxstream Xbee Zigbee module. details

Motor Control v1.1

The Arduino Motor shield allows you to control DC motors and read encoders. details

More Shields

For more shields, see this list on the playground.

Making Shields

If you'd like to make your own shield, you may want to start with the Eagle files for an existing shield. Note that the space between pins 7 and 8 is not the standard 0.1".

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