Questions tagged [shields]

Shields are attachments that "snap" onto the Arduino board adding functionality. They are usually the same shape as an Uno/Leonardo/Duemilanove. Some examples are: the Ethernet (includes SD port) shield, motor shields, and sensor shields.

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KiCAD - Errors when designing shield schematic [migrated]

I finally finished my first schematic and everything looked great. I went ahead to perform Electrical Rules Check. There were many errors. Most of them were: Pin connected to other pins, but not ...
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Joy-IT RS232 Shield and RS232 voltage levels

First of all, sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm pretty new to the whole Serial RS232 concepts. I do have an Arduino Board that, from what I read about, is not able to communicate via RS232 ...
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Use normal TFT Shield with SD as a Nextion Display

I have a normal Elegoo TFT 2.8" display shield that also had an SD reader. I am trying to use it as a Nextion display. I want to do this because the Nextion tool allows you to make very nice ...
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Need some Hardware advice with arduino

I am fairly new(having less hands on experience) to Arduino and electronics in general. I have a project for which I know the features and required electromechanical parts. I need some advice in ...
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Can I use LiFe PO4 batteries in a 18650 battery shield?

Is it safe to use LiFe PO4 batteries in a 18650 Battery Shield (sometimes called Lithium-Battery Shield)?
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ESP8266 with RTC DS1307 shield - WS2818B shield won't blink - I2C issue?

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to let a LED blink base on the time of the day. So I took Wemos D1 mini and a WS2818B shield and a RTC DS107 Shield for the before mentioned ESP8266 model. Based on ...
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Get more PCINT capable pins on Mega 2560

I'm building kinda "ball game" for a total of 6 players based on these per-player specs: 1 stepper motor with 4 pins 2 end stops (start & finish) per motor 1 finish LED 3 holes to score,...
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7segment display on Multi Function shield - Arduino Uno

I’ve bought this shield . I’m looking for a way to display decimal point, without using any a designated library. Most examples as this one shows only 0-9. EDIT1 update link Link
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Problems Sending Signals to the Arduino-Uno via Keyboard

I have an Arduino Uno and a usb 2.0 shield in which I connected a keyboard to. I have all the necessary libraries installed but what I am trying to figure out is how to light an led when I press a ...
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CAN Bus Shield Initialization Failed

The Problem I've been working on a project that requires the use of a CAN Bus Shield v2 on an Arduino. For most of the time it has worked great, completely as intended. But recently, I was trying to ...
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Problems with Arduino Uno Usb 2.0 shield when using a keyboard

I have an Arduino Uno and a usb 2.0 shield in which I connected a keyboard to. I have all the necessary libraries installed but what I am trying to figure out is how to light an led when I press a ...
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usb host shield + wireless mouse (Read 5 times)

hello guys i have a problem , i have a usb host shield v2.0 from circuits @home attached to an arduino mega and to a usb wireless reciever mouse , this is the serial monitor output : x=0 dy=3 dx=0 ...
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i build quadcopter using USB HOST SHIELD + NRF24L01 but the data transmit is wrong

I am building mini Arduino quadcopter project. I am using USB host shield for joystick support and nrf24l01 to transmit the data. Unfortunately, I got wrong data transmitted at the receiver and tried ...
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GSM shield with SIM900 is not logging in network

Hello Adruino friends, I would like to hook up a small project. In need this for resetting my firewall at home because it's doing strange stuff from time to time. I followed the instruction of the ...
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TLE9879 BLDC shield won't communicate

I just got the TLE9879 BLDC shield, which I connected to an Arduino Leonardo. Compiling the example sketch (bldc_shield_blinky_test) went fine, however, upon flashing it to the board the LED on the ...
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Will L293D arduino shield lose functionality if I connect it with jumpers instead of mounting on arduino?

I'm new to arduino and have bought a L293D motor driver shield which have no heads on the pins. I looked at the pinout and it seems that shield does not use any of the pins "by default". So will it ...
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Ethernet Shield Not Working With TFT Screen

I'm trying to stack up Arduino UNO, Ethernet Shield and Waveshare 2.8" TFT Shield. Since I'm new to this I'm mostly doing basic stuff. I successfully manage to get ethernet shield and TFT shield to ...
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D1 Mini + TFT & I2C Connector Shield not going into deepSleep

I'm trying to write a sketch to use a Wemos D1 mini connected to several shields including a LOLIN TFT & I2C Connector Shield (v1.1.0). This powers a small ePaper display (LOLIN 2.13" diagonal ...
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How to set up “ESP8266 Wifi Bee” on “Gravity: IO Sensor Shield For Arduino Mega Due”

I'm new to sensors and Arduino, trying to send the live data from my hydroponic garden to Thingspeak. I obviously found tons of info and tutorials on how to connect to Thingspeak - that I can handle. ...
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Help Needed! How do I attach a color sensor to a 2WD robot and use it to control its movement?

I'm relatively new to the world of Arduino, so don't be frustrated if I ask questions that could be silly. This project has a deadline, so any input is appreciated. THE PROJECT: I am planning to ...
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Using Arduino Sensors with STM32 based NUCLEO boards

Right now I'm programming an Arduino Uno Rev3, I'm using a Sensor Shield v5 (image at the bottom) to be able to have several Ultrasonic sensors and Servos. Right now I'm thinking about getting a ...
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HTTP parsing with authentication in Arduino + ethernet shield

i am trying to parse a page from the route by using Arduino + Ethernet shield. before Arduino testing. I tested my code via python as it shows below. from this code i can get the data as i wish where ...
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Use smartwatch NFC with Arduino

I've been working on a pretty simple NFC based door lock with the Arduino UNO. So far everything's going good and I have been able to use standard NFC cards/tags with the lock. I know that phones ...
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How to make VOLTE/LTE or LTE calls using Arduino?

I want to make VOLTE/LTE calls using Arduino. I searched everywhere in Google. At last I found a website LTE Cellular Shield for Arduino with Voice!. But I cannot find SIM7500 Shield in online shops. ...
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Using Arduino based OpenCR with USB Host Shield 2.0 to connect to PS4 controller

I am trying to use a PS4 controller with my dynamixel setup using the OpenCR 1.0 board. The USB Host Shield 2.0 library is used to talk to the controller, but the current library does not support Open ...
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Timeout error with Arduino Mega and ESP8266 as the wifi module

I am trying to use the ESP8266 as the wifi module based on this tutorial. My connections are as follows: ESP8266 <-----------------> Arduino Mega VCC ------------------> 3.3V (converted ...
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MKR 1000 not found in ports when MKR IMU Shield is connected

I am trying to connect my MKR IMU Shield to my MKR1000 by placing the IMU shield in the MKR1000. When I do this, however, the Arduino IDE and Simulink are unable to find the port that my Arduino is ...
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Interfacing optical mouse with arduino

I have a USB mouse which I am using to measure distance travelled by my bot for a project. I followed this blog to get the optical sensor from the mouse from the arduino and interface it with the ...
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SD card example freezes at line SD.begin() what should I do?

I have a 16GB SD card which is formated with FAT32. I'm trying to run the example codes presented for SD in Arduino. The SD card is inserted in the data logging shield and the CS pin in this shield is ...
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How to control 30 stepper motors using Arduino?

To prototype my project, I'm going to use an Arduino. I need to control 30 step motors. 4 of these step motors should always be ready to work, no matter other motors are working or not. But the other ...
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Issue with Arduino car bot, the servo motor moves randomly also it turns hot pretty quickly

I trying to create an Arduino avoiding obstacle car. Using Arduino Uno +shield (sensor sheild v5.0). The problem is that when I upload the code, the servo moves randomly (it doesn't rotate to the ...
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Nano can't get reply from ENC28J60 Ethernet Shield

My Arduino Nano can't get a reply from my new ENC28J60 Ethernet Shield - I can't get any library examples to work. Using the UIPEthernet lib, and running the EchoServer example with logging turned up, ...
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LCD shield submenu

I need to make an app that does various functions regarding IR signals (remote-like) I need to create a sub menu in order for me to access multiple functionalities. Arduino-Uno-Menu-Template I used ...
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Can't fetch arduino param on server, Using POST method via arduino wifi shield

I am creating a slot sensor, using photoresistor. The goal is to send the photoresistor value, via analog read, pin A0 to my web server, so I can stored it in my database. void loop() { int ...
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Any possible way to stack Motor Driver shield L293D with Xbee Shield v03 on arduino?

So i am trying to stack these two shield on arduino, now the problem here is that i guess there is a conflict between the pins of arduino being used by both shields, so can anyone suggest a solution?
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Can an Arduino Pro Mini interface with a full-sized WiFi shield?

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 ...
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Is there an alternative to soldering to connect boards?

I know that shields are usually soldered to headers so they can be attached to the board with the Arduino. I have a tremor, which makes soldering impossible. Are there ways of connecting PCBs without ...
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Power supply while using a shield

Sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to Arduinos. I'm planning to use a MOVI voice shield with SparkFun's RedBoard Turbo (3.3v). The RedBoard Turbo requires a power supply under 6VDC, but the ...
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Help with Bluetooth shield

Hey guys I have this Bluetooth shield Does anybody know how I can get it to connect to Arduino? I can't find any guides on it. I have this serial program that I want to use to turn on a led. but ...
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Voice Recognition and then read CSV

BLUF: Is it possible to use a shield to recognize a voice command like a name, then look for that name and info in a CSV file and then store certain info as variables to then actuate something? ...
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Shield SIM808 EVB V3.2 charge a Lithium battery?

hello friends do you know if, can this shield (SIM808 EVB V3.2) charge a lithium battery directly or i need additional hardware?, I know that module has conection for battery but it can charge it?
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Arduino IDE 1.8.8 built in 1.2.1 Temboo Library?

I am weirded about the built-in "latest Temboo library" with the latest Arduino IDE; when a previous older code says to download the latest Temboo version < 2? (which I found this: https://temboo....
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Error code board and boards.txt? Formatting error? cannot verify alarm.txt or any

Arduino: 1.8.8 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Uno" Error reading file (E:\arduino\arduino-1.8.8\hardware\arduino\avr**\boards.txt:0**): Invalid line format, should be 'key=value' Error ...
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What is the typical form for a finished Arduino project?

I just started with Arduino. I am an experienced software developer so the programming side was already mostly known to me, and I am surprised at just how easy Arduino have made the hardware side of ...
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NEED Help With Servo motor

I have just bought a MG90s tower pro servo for my school project and there is a problem. As soon as I connect my servo to the cnc shield or directly arduino, the whole arduino board turns off. I ...
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Problem with MP3 Shield and function calling combination

I wrote this code to control my Christmas tree. It plays the Holy Night Code perfectly but never transitions to the next song. In addition, it plays random notes after the song is finished. Does ...
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Error with Sparkfun MP3 Shield and Arduino Due playing music files

The code worked on my Ardino Uno. I plugged it up the exact same way and am now getting an error. Here is the error I get when I try to upload my code to the due: Arduino: 1.8.5 (Windows 10), Board: ...
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Random characters generated by LCD during serial.read()

I am using the following codes to print characters on LCD display.... #include <LiquidCrystal.h> const int rs = 8, en = 9, d0 = 4, d1 = 5, d2 = 6, d3 = 7; LiquidCrystal lcd(rs, en, d0, d1, d2, ...
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How to write a script if water sensor comes into contact with water for more than 2 mins and LED lights up

I am a newbie to arduino and programming. I would like to come out with a code for water sensor to detect the presence of water for more than 2mins before lighting up the LED lightbulb. Currently ...
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arduino usb host shield and sd card [closed]

when I use the sd card on the mega or the arduino uno it works. Everything is fine. However, when I use it in combination with the USB shield host it doesn't work. I know the usb shield host works ...

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