That can't possibly be the schematic ! The one shown has 2 ICs on it, while the real shield has no active components at all.I forgot to mention that there is "SainSmart" stenciled on the reverse side. SainSmart has no schematic posted for their own board on their entire web site.
Thanks, I found this diagram when I first looked. But, I want a schematic diagram, not a layout diagram.Also, there's no up-to-date schematic diagram available for the Mega2560 board, either.Are the designers at Arduino sloppy, or just lazy ? There's no good excuse for not providing accurate documentation.
It's very unfortunate that the term "Arduino" is used both for a specific company name and also for generic module compatibility from any manufacturer.
My Mega2560 is marked "WWW.ARGUINO.CC" and "DESIGN IN ITALY".
My "Arduino Sensor Shield v5.0" has "SainSmart" stenciled on the reverse side, yet Arduino.cc sells an apparently identical shield with an identically-colored PCB. The shield is actually labeled "Ar dulno Sensor Shieldv5.0" [sic], misspellings and all. SainSmart says they are a "team" that is "bringing you the cool items from Pearl River Delta of China, the global manufacture powerhouse". WTH is "Pearl River Delta of China", anyway (This is a rhetorical question since SainSmart won't provide an answer.)
the Digilent ChipKit foray into an "Arduino-compatible" form factor does not feature a prominent disclosure re: a schematic or the components on the board