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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Didn't have MAC address on Wiznet based ethernet shield (cloned)

My Ethernet shield dont have any MAC address, please tell me how to find the MAC address, I'm stucked! Here is the link from where I bought the Ethernet shield. http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/...
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2.4" TFT LCD Shield isn't working on Arduino Mega

Even on ebay's website it is mentioned that I can't use 2.4" TFT LCD Shield display on attach to Arduino Mega. The problem is that I bought this shield by mistake. I want to put this shield onto ...
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Which shield to use for GPRS?

I'm planning to build a device that would read some sensor data and send it via GPRS, eg. once per day. (Not that original, yeah.) But my problem is choosing a GSM/GPRS shield. The official ...
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ArduinoUno+LcdKeypad+ArduinoWifi=Pins Problems

Is it possible to connect these two shields to my Arduino Uno? After a research on the internet, I discovered that they use some of the same pins. Even so, is it still possible for me to connect the ...
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How can I connect more sensors when my lcd is blocking pin access?

So, I have a lcd that takes up the whole board of an arduino mega. I want to connect a temperature sensor and make a really lame weather station, but the lcd screen is totally in the road. It's a ...
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What is the necessity of "Prototyping Shield" for an arduino UNO R3?

I just want to learn Arduino and make some small projects. But in the beginner starter kit there's a part named Prototyping Shield. Is it necessary or will it help me?
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3.5" TFT LCD Display is not working with Arduino Mega 2560 R3

Even I can't do similarly with my 2.4" TFT LCD in here still: 2.4" TFT LCD Shield isn't working on Arduino Mega Now, I have bought 3.5" TFT LCD display for my Arduino Mega 2560 R3 to try ...
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If I put a shield on an Arduino, can I use the Arduino for anything else?

I did some basic Arduino examples in the recent past, but I have never actually seen a shield for Arduino firsthand. So I wonder: If I put a shield on an Arduino (for example, the Adafruit Motor ...
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What is the advantage of using a motor shield if I want to use a stepper motor?

I know that it is possible to connect a stepper motor directly to an arduino (as displayed here). I know that another option is to use a motor shield (for example the Arduino Motor Shield or the ...
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Is the SIM900 3G? Or is the SIM900A able to connect to 3G?

I would like to state that I am not familiar with the whole cellular connection thing. But I was wondering if the SIM900/or/SIM900A is 3G and will work with PTel Mobile. I need this Arduino to be ...
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How can I connect the Tamiya double gearbox to Arduino Uno?

I'm working on building my first robot. this is my first foray into DIY electronics. I already have an Arduino Uno, and I have ordered the Tamiya double gearbox here. My goal is to control the gearbox ...
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SD card fails to initialize

I know this question has be asked before on this site. However it was never really answered. I have an Arduino Uno. I am trying to get it to read a 2 GB SDHC Micro SD card. The problem is, the SD card ...
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How does the Space Replay record audio?

The Space Replay A hovering object that explores and manipulates transitional public spaces with particular acoustic properties. By constantly recording and replaying these ambient sounds, the ...
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Stacking 3 of the same shields on top of each other and instructing them in sync

Context: I have an audio track separated into individual channels grouped by frequency and speaker location. I need to play all three of these channels simultaneously and perform instructions like ...
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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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Arduino Motor Shield and Adafruit CC3000 WiFi Shield Compatibility

My question is similar to this one: Motor shield and wireless transceiver compete for same pins But not exactly the same! I would like to know if the solution is as practical, though. I have an ...