The Arduino Prototyping Shield makes it easy for you to design custom circuits for your next Arduino project.
You can solder parts to the prototyping area to create your project, or use it with a small solderless breadboard (not included) to 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 if you need to as well. It's a convenient way to make your custom circuit and Arduino into a single module.
Arduino Proto Shield Features
This shield has the 1.0 standard Arduino pinout that was introduced beginning with the Arduino Uno R3 board. This shield also can be used on the Leonardo and other Arduino-compatible boards.
- Requires an Arduino board (not included); Arduino 1.0 pinout (R3)
- Large 0.1"-pitch prototyping area
- Reset button
- 14-pin SMD footprint (50 mils pitch)
- 20-pin Through-Hole footprint (100 mils pitch)
- SPI/ICSP header
- Long and easy-to-solder ground / 5V rails
Power The Proto Shield brings the power from the Arduino standard 5V and GND pins to the two power bus rows placed between the Through-Hole package footprint, which can be used for powering the DIP sockets or for power and ground rows.
SPI connection The ICSP connector on the shield has its connections made directly to the SPI pins:
For more information about SPI communication, see the Arduino SPI Library Page.
- Pin 1 — MISO connected to D12
- Pin 2 — +5V
- Pin 3 — SCK connected to D13
- Pin 4 — MOSI connected to D11
- Pin 5 — SS connected D10
- Pin 6 — GND
Arduino Proto Shield Resources