The Prototyping Shield makes it easy for you to design custom circuits. You can solder parts to the prototyping area to create your project, or use it with a small solderless breadboard (not included) to quickly test circuit ideas without having to solder. It's got extra connections for all of the Arduino I/O pins, and it's got space to mount through-hole and surface mount integrated circuits. It's a convenient way to make your custom circuit and Arduino into a single module.
The wide prototyping area has some extra features:
- 1.0 Arduino Pinout
- 1 ICSP Connector foortprint
- 14 pin SMD footprint (50 mils pitch)
- 20 pin Through Hole footprint (100 mils pitch)
You can find your board warranty information here