Tag Archives: Shield

Software Defined Radio (SDR) shield for Arduino

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by Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com

The new SDR board was created by Burkhard Kainka, the designer who also did the first SDR project. The antenna preselector of the original board has been removed while the CY27EE16 programmable oscillator was replaced by the Si5351 from Silicon Labs. The Arduino board takes over the functions of the FT232R USB interface in the original design.

Software Defined Radio (SDR) shield for Arduino – [Link]

Multi-Function SSD Shield for the Raspberry Pi 2

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We came across this kickstarter campaign that features a multifunction SSD shield for Raspberry Pi 2. The shield includes SSD, WiFi, RTC w/Battery and high power USB:

Pi 2 Design is excited to introduce the first offering in a new line of Embedded and Media-based I/O shields for the popular Raspberry Pi 2. The CSB502SSD Multi-Function Solid State Drive shield allows users to create a low cost, high performance, embedded network storage device. The powerful combination of the CSB502SSD and the Raspberry Pi 2 lets you leverage the ever expanding RPi 2 ecosystem for a wide variety of Embedded, Data Storage, Medical and Industrial applications.

Multi-Function SSD Shield for the Raspberry Pi 2  – [Link]

Arduino MPPT Solar Charger Shield

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Lukas Fässler has designed a MPPT Solar Charger Arduino Shield and document it on the link below. A Solar MPPT charger is used to convert the solar panel voltage to the optimal voltage for charging a battery in the most efficient way. This way the solar panel works on the maximum power point and thus delivering maximum power to the battery.

The basic idea behind an MPPT solar charger is simple. A solar panel has a certain voltage (in the region of 17 to 18 volts for a 12 volts panel, somwhat dependent on temperature) at which it provides most power. So as long as the battery needs charging, you want to pull just as much current to reach this voltage. But once the battery is full you need to avoid overcharging the battery. So you want to maintain a maximum voltage for your battery (somewhere around 13.8 volts for a 12 volt lead acid battery) and no longer care about the pannel’s voltage.

Arduino MPPT Solar Charger Shield – [Link]

25 Useful Arduino Shields That You Might Need to Get

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Rui Santos @ randomnerdtutorials.com has compiled a list of 25 useful Arduino Shields that you might want to use on your next projects. The list includes Ethernet shield, Relay, Motor, LCD and many more.

Arduino shields are boards that will expand the functionalities of your Arduino. You just need to plug them over the top of the Arduino board. There are countless types of shields to do countless tasks.

25 Useful Arduino Shields That You Might Need to Get – [Link]

Universal shield for popular platforms Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Intel Edison

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Modulowo DuoNect™ is a universal solution for rapid prototyping and production that allows easy connection of expansion modules, such as sensors, controllers, buttons, analog and digital IC, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi (and more) for platforms, such as, Intel® Edison, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Genuino, STM32 Nucleo, TI LaunchPad, Atmel Xplained or Freescale Freedom / Kinetis.

Specifications:

  • standard pinout including the power pins, UART, I2C (TWI), SPI, 1-Wire, digital and analog pins
  • width (~ 25.6 mm, 1010 mils)
  • 3.3V/5V logic levels tolerant
  • compatibility with breadboard
  • possibility of installing a identification chip
  • can be installed directly on adapters by castellated holes or by pin headers

Universal shield for popular platforms Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Intel Edison – [Link]

AVR Programmer Shield

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ohneschuh @ instructables.com has build a Arduino Shield that is able to program spare ATmega328 and ATtiny85 mcu using the ISP sketch.

Beside my Arduino instructables I also use pure ATmega328 and ATtiny85 microcontrollers. To program them I normally used a breadboard and the ArduinoISP setup with an Arduino UNO or NANO. But this was not the best solution.

So I build this programmer shield in my typical stripboard layout: Only straight lines – no crossings!

AVR Programmer Shield – [Link]AVR

Arduino Email Sender with Ethernet adapter/shield

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by Matej Blagšič @ instructables.com:

My father asked me to do a little project with Arduino that would send an e-mail when a push button is pressed or anything, can be based on temperature reading, so make sure you watch my previous instructable on that or to send that something has closed up on the distance sensor. Be sure to watch those tutorials on my profile.

Arduino Email Sender with Ethernet adapter/shield – [Link]