Hello world! Pure carbon here with another Instructable. Today I will show you how to build a custom shield for the Linkit One Board. Before we get into that however I must tell you why I went on this endeavor in the first place. I only own one shield for Arduino and it requires more then two PWM pins which is unfortunately all the Linkit One has, so I decided to build a custom shield for this board. The shield that I made is extremely simple because it only has two buttons and an LCD screen.
The purpose of this Instructable is to teach you how to build a shield for either the Linkit One or the Arduino, so lets get started.
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Step 1: Required Materials
Step 2: Prepare the Pins
Start by taking the male header pins and plug them into the female header pins on the board.
Step 3: Place the Proto-board
Now take the Proto-board and place it on the pins with the copper side up so that you can easily solder components to it.
Now you can solder all your male header pins to the shield while keeping them plugged into the Linkit One/ Arduino. After all the pins are soldered then you can remove the board from the shield and trim off the excess prototype board.
Step 5: Add Components
Once you have the shield done you can add whatever components you want to make your shield unique. I added two buttons connected to pins 12 and 13 on the Linkit One so I could play a simple game I made a while ago on the Arduino. I also purchased an LCD screen that plugs into a special connector on the Linkit One that I stuck right on top of the shield with some tape. Have a nice day human race!
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