Arduino Protoshield




$16.95 ea.
$16.14 ea.
$15.19 ea.

The Sparkfun Arduino protoshield as some very useful portable prototyping space that plugs onto the top of the popular Arduino / Freeduino SB.

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Riding on the waves of the very popular Arduino USB board is this small prototyping shield. Originally spawned with collaboration between the folks at SFE and ITP @ NYU, the ProtoShield mates with the Arduino USB board and gives the user a small soldering area, two general LEDs, access to a BlueSMiRF socket, a general pushbutton switch, and most important of all - the Arduino reset switch is brought to the top level. A ProtoShield quickstart guide is available!

This comes in kit form and must be soldered together by the end user. Please note - we do not ship assembly instructions, but you can find a big, clean photographed assembly guide here! There are a few tutorials on assembly listed below. All soldering is through-hole (relatively easy) but always check your component orientation before soldering!

The kit is pictured with the bread-board option. We highly recommend this breadboard! See the related items below for all the colorful options of breadboards you have.

Kit Includes:

  • 1x ProtoShield bare PCB
  • 2x Stackable Headers 6-pin
  • 2x Stackable Headers 8-pin
  • 2x 5mm Basic Yellow LEDs
  • 2x 330 Ohm resistors
  • 1x 10k resistor
  • 2x Momentary push buttons
  • 2x 0.1uF Ceramic Capacitors


  • All Arduino pins are brought to the top level
  • 5V, GND, and Vin pins are exposed as well
  • BlueSMiRF socket for wireless communication between Arduinos
  • 2 general use LEDs
  • 1 general use button
  • Reset button brought to top level


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