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This article shows you the steps for making the Amarino evaluation shield designed and produced by www.buildcircuit.com. The shield presented on this article is a replica of a shield published on buildcircuit, except that the Bluetooth switch has been fixed on a different location.

The previous shield:
Assembly of Amarino Evaluation Shield
Image from buildcircuit.com

New shield:
Step 12- Amarino Evaluation Shield-2
Image from BuildCircuit.com

The difference:
Amarino evaluation shield- switch moved
You can use this shield for various experiments like RGB LED control, display sensor graph on Android phone interface, display your sms on LCD, display temperature sensor data on Android phone, etc.

The shield works with the following Bluetooth Adapter:


Bluetooth module experiment (14)Watch all the experiment videos:

Step 1: Step 1- Solder 220R, 10K Resistors and LDR

It's good to start the soldering with the smallest component.
Solder 10K and 220R resistors. The values of the resistors are printed on the PCB.
Solder LDR also.
CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 2: Step 2- Fix the Reset Switch

Step 3: Step 3- Fix 5mm LED

Step 4: Step 4- Fix RGB LED

Now, solder RGB LED on the PCB. The RGB LED is used for Amarino based Multicolor lamp experiment.
The pin connections of RGB LED to Arduino is given below:
Red- D3
Green-D6
Blue- D5
CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 5: Step 5- Fix LM35 Temperature Sensor

Solder LM35 temperature sensor. The LM35 can be used for displaying temperature data on Android phone interface.
Checkout this experiment.


CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 6: Step 6- Fix 10K Variable Resistor

Solder 10K variable resistor. This variable resistor is used for changing the contrast of LCD.

CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 7: Step 7- Fix Stackable Female Headers

There are three female headers used in this shield. The first header is for stacking the general Bluetooth adapter, second is for BlueSmirf Bluetooth module and the third is for stacking HC-SR04 ultrasonic range finder.

CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 8: Step 8- Fix Bluetooth Switch

The Bluetooth switch is used for switching ON/OFF the Bluetooth adapter. While uploading sketch to the Arduino, we need to switch off the Bluetooth adapter.

CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 9: Step 9- Solder 16x2 LCD

Now, solder 16x2 LCD module. The LCD module is used for experiments like, SMS display on LCD, Ultrasonic range finder data, etc.


CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield

Step 10: Step 10- Fix Male Headers

Finally, you need to solder male headers so that you can stack the shield over your Arduino Board.

CHECK THESE LINKS:

Complete description about Amarino Evaluation Shield

Experiments with Amarino Evaluation Shield
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Bio: Hi, I am Sagar Sapkota. I am Electronics engineer living in Sydney, Australia. I love to work with electronic gadgets and build DIY kits. I ... More »
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