The Board of Education Shield for Arduino makes circuit prototyping simple and convenient with a 2-row by 17-column breadboard. Headers along the side, top, and bottom provide easy access to supply voltages and the Arduino module's digital I/O and analog inputs. The Board of Education Shield's four corner mounting holes and servo ports make it compatible with the Boe-Bot robot chassis, continuous rotation servos, and many sensors and accessories from Parallax.
The 3-position power switch allows you to turn on power in stages, first to the power header above the breadboard, and then to any servos plugged into the ports. This is especially useful for cutting servo power so that you can monitor sensors on your breadboard while keeping motors from moving. This board also has a RESET button for restarting the program and pass-through headers for stacking more shields on top.
Tested with the Arduino Uno, Mega, and Duemilanove, the Board of Education Shield is designed to be physically compatible with any Ardunio Uno or Mega form-factor module. Use it with the Propeller ASC from MGH Designs for an inexpensive multicore development platform.
Board of Education Shield Features
- 17 row × 2 column breadboard with adjacent headers for Vin, 5V, 3.3V, GND, digital I/O and analog in
- On-board 5V regulator supplies up to 1A for robotics and animatronics applications
- On-board 3.3V regulator supplies up to 200mA for project circuits and accessories such as XBee modules
- 4 servo ports with power selection jumper for regulated 5V or Vin (Arduino's supply voltage)
- 3-position power switch for power header or header + servo ports
- RESET button resets the Arduino
- Supply indicator LEDs for breadboard and servo power
- Power Requirements: 7V to 12V DC, through Arduino Vin
- Communication: Serial over USB through Arduino
- Operating temperature: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)
- Dimensions: 4 × 3.05 in (102 × 77.5 mm)
Board of Education Shield Resources
This board also is available as part of the Robotics Shield Kit.
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