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 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 NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
A000024 datasheet linkETHERNET SHIELD 2 W/O POEA000024ETHERNET SHIELD 2 W/O POE0A000024 product page link
A000025 datasheet linkETHERNET SHIELD WITH POE MODULEA000025ETHERNET SHIELD WITH POE MODULE0A000025 product page link

Proto Shields

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
K000081 datasheet linkSHIELD - MEGA PROTO KIT REV3K000081SHIELD - MEGA PROTO KIT REV330 - Immediate
K000081 product page link
TSX00001 datasheet linkMKR PROTOSHIELDTSX00001MKR PROTOSHIELD71 - Immediate
TSX00001 product page link
TSX00002 datasheet linkMKR PROTOSHIELD LARGETSX00002MKR PROTOSHIELD LARGE75 - Immediate
TSX00002 product page link
A000077 datasheet linkPROTO SHIELD REV3 (ASSEMBLED)A000077PROTO SHIELD REV3 (ASSEMBLED)0A000077 product page link
A000080 datasheet linkSHIELD - MEGA PROTO PCB REV3A000080SHIELD - MEGA PROTO PCB REV30A000080 product page link
K000083 datasheet linkSHIELD - PROTO KIT REV3K000083SHIELD - PROTO KIT REV30K000083 product page link

Wireless SD Shields

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
A000064 datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESSA000064ARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS138 - Immediate
A000064 product page link
A000065 datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS SDA000065ARDUINO SHIELD - WIRELESS SD51 - Immediate
A000065 product page link
A000106 datasheet linkARDUINO GSM SHIELD 2 ANT CONNA000106ARDUINO GSM SHIELD 2 ANT CONN13 - Immediate
A000106 product page link
A000105 datasheet linkARDUINO GSM SHIELD 2 INTEGR ANTA000105ARDUINO GSM SHIELD 2 INTEGR ANT4 - Immediate
A000105 product page link

Other Shields

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
A000070 datasheet linkARDUINO 9 AXIS MOTION SHIELDA000070ARDUINO 9 AXIS MOTION SHIELD18 - Immediate
A000070 product page link
TINKERKIT DMX MASTER SHIELDT040060TINKERKIT DMX MASTER SHIELD12 - Immediate
T040060 product page link
TSX00005 datasheet linkMKR2UNOTSX00005MKR2UNO39 - Immediate
TSX00005 product page link
TSX00004 datasheet linkMKR SD SHIELDTSX00004MKR SD SHIELD32 - Immediate
TSX00004 product page link
TSX00003 datasheet linkMKR RELAY SHIELDTSX00003MKR RELAY SHIELD39 - Immediate
TSX00003 product page link
A000125 datasheet linkARDUINO LUCKY SHIELDA000125ARDUINO LUCKY SHIELD37 - Immediate
A000125 product page link
A000110 datasheet linkARDUINO 4 RELAYS SHIELDA000110ARDUINO 4 RELAYS SHIELD0A000110 product page link
A000079 datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELD - MOTOR SHIELDA000079ARDUINO SHIELD - MOTOR SHIELD0A000079 product page link
A000004 datasheet linkARDUINO USB HOST SHIELDA000004ARDUINO USB HOST SHIELD0A000004 product page link
TINKERKIT TEXT LCDT110061TINKERKIT TEXT LCD2 - Immediate
T110061 product page link
TINKERKIT DMX RECEIVER MOST020090TINKERKIT DMX RECEIVER MOS5 - Immediate
T020090 product page link
TINKERKIT DMX RECEIVER RELAYT020100TINKERKIT DMX RECEIVER RELAY2 - Immediate
T020100 product page link
Published: 2013-03-18