We have an Arduino Pro Mini on a breadboard connected to a 9V battery and a sensor, reading data. We also have a full-sized Adafruit WINC1500 WiFi Shield with PCB Antenna. I would like to know if they can be connected and, if so, how.
I understand that a shield is usually stacked on a similarly sized board, but can we place the shield on the breadboard with the Mini and use jumper wire to connect the necessary pins so the Mini can use the WiFi (actually, we want to write to the SD card on the WiFi shield)? If so, how would we know which pins are used, and would we need to provide additional power? Or is connecting a Mini to a full-sized shield a ridiculous idea?