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Arduino Shields


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


Arduino 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's 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's 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 you can put it into a command mode and configure it 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.

Digi-Key P/N Manufacturer P/N Description
Ethernet Shields
1050-1047-ND A000074 ARDUINO ETHERNET WITH POE REV3 Datasheet
1050-1042-ND A000060 ETHERNET W/O POE + USB2SERIAL Datasheet
1050-1043-ND A000061 ETHERNET W/ POE + USB2SERIAL Datasheet
1050-1039-ND A000072 ETHERNET SHIELD W/O POE REV3 Datasheet
1050-1038-ND A000075 ETHERNET SHIELD WITH POE MODULE Datasheet
WiFi Shield
1050-1048-ND A000058 ARDUINO WIFI SHIELD W/ ANTENNA Datasheet
Wireless SD Shields
1050-1023-ND A000064 ARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS Datasheet
1050-1022-ND A000065 ARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS SD Datasheet
Other Shields
1050-1027-ND A000082 ARDUINO SHIELD - PROTO PCB Datasheet
1050-1033-ND X000002 POE MODULE Datasheet
1050-1021-ND A000059 USB TO SERIAL CONVERTER BOARD Datasheet
1050-1034-ND A000083 SHIELD - PROTO KIT REV3 Datasheet
1050-1029-ND A000081 SHIELD - MEGA PROTO KIT REV3 Datasheet
1050-1004-ND A000010 KIT BASE WORKSHOP W/ARDUINO BD Datasheet
1050-1002-ND A000007 KIT XBEE/SHIELD ARDUINO Datasheet
1050-1006-ND A000021 SHIELD XBEE FOR ARDUINO BOARD