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meshferg

Hi,
Has anyone ever seen a 1/3 length prototyping shield for the Mega? Basically a typical protoshield that only occupies the right third of the mega: RxTx pins 14-21, Dx pins 22-53, and analog pins A8-A15?

I am using the left 2/3 of the board for a wifi shield, and I need some prototyping space. However, I have limited vertical clearance, so I cannot stack three boards high. A right-side 1/3 length Mega protoshield would let me have the wifi and proto shields on the same plane, so whole unit is only 2 boards tall.

Thanks.

/s/   Martin

Henry_Best

Martin,
No, I've not seen one of those, but it would be a good idea.
Not a very practical solution, but you could buy a full length proto shield and cut 2/3 off of it! :smiley-mr-green:

CrossRoads

Draw a picture, one could be made up simply enough. Some examples:

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

meshferg

Hi Crossroads,

When you wrote "draw one up", if you meant create a PCB CAD file (e.g. Eagle), sorry, but that's a bit beyond me. If you meant draw a picture - that I can do. This is basically a photoshopped Mega prototype PCB.

/s/   Martin


meshferg

But Henry_Best's idea would work in pinch - I'll go find my Dremel.

CrossRoads

What you posted was what I had in mind.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Henry_Best


But Henry_Best's idea would work in pinch - I'll go find my Dremel.
And you'll have a proto shield for a Uno left over. :)

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