In this project, we will be making an Arduino Protoshield which supports and electrically connects electronics components to the Arduino for better wiring and design.
It’s a fairly easy project and could be used on variety projects.
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Step 1: List of Material
For this project, we will be using:
- Arduino boards (mine Arduino Uno Rev3)
- Dot Matrix PCB / Protoboard
- Male header
- Solder + Lead
Step 2: Modify Male Pin Header
Step 3: Modify Protoboard
Step 4: Make the Protoshield
In general, the connections are very simple. Follow the instructions and images above, and you should have no problems.
- Insert the header into the Arduino
- Align Dot Matrix PCB to the header pins
- Solder the header pin to PCB
Step 5: Enjoy!
After making sure that everything works smoothly, you can design necessary circuit and solder electronics directly on it!
Plug the Protoshield to the Arduino and you're good to go!