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Freetronics ProtoShield Basic R3 for Arduino

  • Freetronics ProtoShield Basic R3 for Arduino
  • Freetronics ProtoShield Basic R3 for Arduino
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Breadboards are great for quickly prototyping Arduino projects on the workbench, but they're really inconvenient if you want to make something a bit more permanent. The solution: a prototyping shield!

ProtoShields fit directly onto an Arduino and compatible boards and have a large general-purpose area in the middle where you can solder on your own parts for a durable, long-lasting project. The ProtoShield Basic is designed to be so cheap that you can keep a few around "just in case", and we even sell them in a 5-pack to save you even moremoney!

Don't be deceived by the price though. They may be cheap, but they're not cheap - if you know what we mean. The PCB surface is gold-plated for maximum durability, and it has connection markings on both the top and the bottom so you don't get RSI turning the PCB over every 3 seconds to see what connections go to which pins.


  • Gold plated PCB: solders easily and very resistant to corrosion.
  • Top and bottom overlay.
  • Mounting pads for "reset" button wired through to Arduino reset line.
  • Mounting pads for "power on" LED and current-limiting resistor.
  • Mounting pads for 2 x 100nF power supply smoothing capacitors.
  • Clearly marked GND and 5V rails beside prototyping area.
  • Sexy rounded corners.

Note that the ProtoShield Basic comes without any extra parts at all: no headers, no reset button, no LED, no resistor, no caps. Just a bare PCB, ready for you to fit whatever headers and other parts you happen to have handy.

However we can offer you stacking headers, buttons, LEDs and much more! Or pre-built protoshields as well. Perfect.


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