Shields

Easy to mount, easy to use shields provide additional functionality to an Arduino board

Image of Arduino's ShieldsArduino and Arduino-compatible boards make use of shields, expansion boards that plug into the normally supplied Arduino pin-headers. The different shields follow the same philosophy as the original toolkit: they are easy to mount and easy to use. Shields can provide additional functionality to an Arduino board, including motor control, GPS, Ethernet, LCD display, and bread boarding (prototyping).

The Arduino Ethernet shields connect your Arduino to the internet in mere minutes. Just plug this module onto your Arduino board, connect it to your network with an RJ45 cable (not included), and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet. As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software, and documentation – is freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it is made, and use its design as the starting point for your own circuits.

The Arduino Wi-Fi shield connects your Arduino to the internet wirelessly. Connect it to your wireless network by following a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet. As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software and documentation – is freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it is made and use its design as the starting point for your own circuits.

The Wireless SD shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using a wireless module. It is based on the Xbee modules from Digi, but can use any module with the same footprint. The module can communicate up to 100 feet indoors or 300 feet outdoors (with line-of-sight). It can be used as a serial/USB replacement, or it can be put into a command mode and configured for a variety of broadcast and mesh networking options. The shields breaks out each of the Xbee's pins to a through-hole solder pad. Included on board is a SD card slot. When using the SD library to access the card, pin 4 is CS and cannot be used otherwise. SPI also relies on pins 11, 12, and 13 for communication. An on-board switch allows the wireless module to communicate with the USB-to-serial converter or with the microcontroller.

Ethernet Shields

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionMain PurposeAvailable Quantity
ETHERNET SHIELD W/O POE REV3A000024ETHERNET SHIELD W/O POE REV3Shield, Ethernet341 - Immediate
A000024 product page link
ETHERNET SHIELD WITH POE MODULEA000025ETHERNET SHIELD WITH POE MODULEShield, Ethernet0A000025 product page link
A000060 datasheet linkETHERNET W/O POE + USB2SERIALA000060ETHERNET W/O POE + USB2SERIALEvaluation Platform0A000060 product page link
A000061 datasheet linkETHERNET W/ POE + USB2SERIALA000061ETHERNET W/ POE + USB2SERIALEvaluation Platform0A000061 product page link

WiFi Shield

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFrequencyFor Use With/Related ProductsAvailable Quantity
A000058 datasheet linkARDUINO WIFI SHIELD W/ ANTENNAA000058ARDUINO WIFI SHIELD W/ ANTENNATransceiver; 802.11 b/g (WiFi, WLAN)2.4GHzArduino Board36 - Immediate
A000058 product page link

Wireless SD Shields

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFor Use With/Related ProductsAvailable Quantity
A000065 datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS SDA000065ARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS SDTransceiver, XBeeArduino Board188 - Immediate
A000065 product page link
A000064 datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESSA000064ARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESSTransceiver, XBeeArduino Board41 - Immediate
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Other Shields

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
A000010 datasheet linkKIT BASE WORKSHOP W/ARDUINO BDA000010KIT BASE WORKSHOP W/ARDUINO BD170 - Immediate
A000010 product page link
A000082 datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELD - PROTO PCBA000082ARDUINO SHIELD - PROTO PCB739 - Immediate
A000082 product page link
A000059 datasheet linkUSB TO SERIAL CONVERTER BOARDA000059USB TO SERIAL CONVERTER BOARD163 - Immediate
A000059 product page link
A000083 datasheet linkSHIELD - PROTO KIT REV3A000083SHIELD - PROTO KIT REV354 - Immediate
A000083 product page link
SHIELD XBEE FOR ARDUINO BOARDA000021SHIELD XBEE FOR ARDUINO BOARD71 - Immediate
A000021 product page link
X000002 datasheet linkPOE MODULEX000002POE MODULE32 - Immediate
X000002 product page link
A000007 datasheet linkKIT XBEE/SHIELD ARDUINOA000007KIT XBEE/SHIELD ARDUINO40 - Immediate
A000007 product page link
Published: 2013-03-18