The Ground / Voltage / Signal standard is very popular, and our SB-GVS shield lets you easily tap these sensors into your Arduino!
You know servos? They have 3-wire connections: Ground / Voltage / Signal. This standard layout has been adopted by many manufacturers for peripherals and sensors. Look specifically at Phidget sensor modules, and practically any hobby-servo on the market.
The SB-GVS shield lets you easily interface this sort of device to your Arduino's 12 digital and 6 analog I/O ports! And it also features a I2C port for peripheral networking (at the sacrifice of 2 analog I/O ports, which share the same pins).
When looking at possible sensors, look for the interface required. If it says "Interfaces with analog port" or "Interfaces with digital I/O" or similar, you'll most likely be able to interface it to your GVS shield's analog or digital ports.
Note: Some sensors are may be 3.3V compatible only. You must assure they are 5V tolerant to work with this shield!
The Solarbotics GVS Shield is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license.
1 x Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
1 x LED (Pin 13 indicator)
1 x 470 ohm resistors (Yellow / Purple / Brown)
1 x SWT10 Switch (reset)
3 x 0.1µF Ceramic Capacitors
1 x 330µF Electrolytic Capacitor
2 x 4.7k resistors (Yellow / Purple / Red - for I2C network)
1 x FPin3 3-position Female Header Socket Strip (Serial comm.)
1 x FPin4 4-position Female Header Socket Strip (I2C port)
2 x MPin36 36-pin Male Header Pin Strips (for snapping into 3’s) or the optional 18 locking 3-position connectors (Part: MPin3-Lock)
2 x MPin6 6-pin Male Header Pin Strips for Arduino mounting
2 x MPin8 8-pin Male Header Pin Strips for Arduino mounting
Note: You will need your own Freeduino-SB or Arduino