Could it be standardized in some way? e.g. in the shield development guidelines?
One of my personal irks (and one of the reasons for http://shieldlist.org) is not being able to figure out what pins are used on a shield simply by looking at it. I mentioned it in the video review I did mid last year for the WiShield v1, ....
If you have ever seen Jon Oxer, author of the book Practical Arduino, discuss a shield, as he does in this video review of AsyncLabs WiShield for Arduino, you would probably easily observe that one of his pet peeves is designs that dont let you know shield pin assignments when using the shield.
Hi Mowcius, I emailed asking for your postal address but I don't think I ever got a reply.
You should make sure you have a way to handle optional pin usage.
I'd say we need the SPI header
I assume you mean the ICSP header? I planned for that right from the start and the fields are included in the DB, but when I was putting together the form with the pins represented by checkboxes it was late at night and I couldn't be bothered adding them in. I planned to get back to it, but I just haven't yet
By the way, there's now a parcel heading your way. It will probably take a week or so to the UK though.
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