Directions to install the proto shield
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Directions to install the proto shield

by scotty562 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:46 pm

The "tutorial" to install it doesn't explain anything. I'm hoping someone can provide me with a little more info.
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Re: Directions to install the proto shield

by adafruit on Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:37 pm

scotty562 wrote:The "tutorial" to install it doesn't explain anything. I'm hoping someone can provide me with a little more info.


hi,

thanks for the post, did you check the pages on the tutorial page?

http://www.ladyada.net/make/pshield/
http://www.ladyada.net/make/pshield/make.html
http://www.ladyada.net/make/pshield/prep.html
http://www.ladyada.net/make/pshield/parts.html
http://www.ladyada.net/make/pshield/solder.html

thanks,
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Re: Directions to install the proto shield

by gabrielleM on Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi Phil -
Question about the 6-pin installation:
Do you put the long legs through the board, or the short legs? (It was difficult to tell.)
Many thanks!

Ref: http://www.ladyada.net/make/pshield/solder.html
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Re: Directions to install the proto shield

by adafruit_support_rick on Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:39 pm

The short pins go through the board. If you look at the last picture on the page, it's a little clearer

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Re: Directions to install the proto shield

by gabrielleM on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:51 am

Thanks! I have another question:
The starter pack I have has the Arduino Uno + v.5 protoshield.

I noticed that ...

- The Uno has one 10-pin female header, two 8-pin female headers, and one 6-pin header
- The v.5 has two 8-pin and two 6-pin female headers

Before I solder anything...

Will I still be able to use this v.5 protoshield with the Uno even though it's not a 1:1 match between headers ?

I can fit the v.5 protoshield and Uno together using what I've got, but I'll end up with 4 "orphaned" female pins on the Uno.

Can I proceed with this setup, or is there a different/newer version of the protoshield I need?

Obviously, n00b here.
Many thanks!
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Re: Directions to install the proto shield

by adafruit_support_rick on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Two of the "orphaned" pins (at the end of the 10-pin header) are alternate sources of the I2C SDA and SCL lines. Those lines are also available on pins A4 and A5.

The other two "orphaned" pins are across the board at the end of the 8-bpin header. The one on the end is unused and "reserved for future purposes". The other is called IOREF, and will allow future shield designs to automatically adapt to either 5V arduinos or 3.3V arduinos.

Bottom line - the extra pins are not a problem for you. Your protoshield will work fine without them.

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Re: Directions to install the proto shield

by gabrielleM on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:34 am

Much appreciated, thank you!
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