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I plan on making and later submitting an Arduino Shield, & later trying to have it sold online.

(Also: Could the Arduino Forum admins please re-add the voting tool and the "save-post-4-later" tool to the these forums? Please?)
I need input on what the shield should have on it...
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Pick something you are interested in and make that.

Also, you could look at http://shieldlist.org/ and see if there are multiple shields you could combine.
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I want to make something that every one could find a use for.
I just want a list from each person posting with what they use often(Like buttons, leds, poteniomitors, ect...)
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On top of my list is a random number shield I think.

There is another thread with almost the same question: - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,69059.0.html -

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So far what will be on I/O shield:
  • LED's

And what will be on Math shield:
  • True Random # Generator
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ANd that floating point coprocessor is also a more than nice to have ... (not necessary on the same shield)

That said, why not making a MATH shield, both randiom number and coproc. fit in this abstract concept.

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ANd that floating point coprocessor is also a more than nice to have ... (not necessary on the same shield)

That said, why not making a MATH shield, both randiom number and coproc. fit in this abstract concept.



Sure! Why not...
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Maybe add statistical processing ? Jus pump in data and get the average, mean etc. back

Or all kinds of physical constants to work with?

A neural NetworkShield that can be trained would benefit al those robot makers..and many other apps.


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fun silk-screened artwork smiley
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Talking about artwork, it should contain:
- the (default) pins used e.g. ethernetshield should mark pin 10-13    a bit like on - http://shieldlist.org -
- a URL
- a version number
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Talking about artwork, it should contain:
- the (default) pins used e.g. ethernetshield should mark pin 10-13    a bit like on - http://shieldlist.org -
- a URL
- a version number


also the outlines of any devices that would need to be soldered onto the board.  If the device has an odd shape, make sure that the shape is defined in the art/screen, to reduce any confusion as to how it is mounted. For Diodes, depict where the stripe would be oriented.  For LEDs, have the "flat side" marked, or have circle/square pads to show anode/cathode placement.

I currently have a MakerShield, but I am slightly unhappy with the placement of the additional power and ground headers.  They are on the same side where the barrel jack and USB port are on my Arduino Uno below it.  The LED/Pot ports are on the opposite side.  I wish those were swapped so I could use shorter jumper wires to plug into my adjacent breadboard(s) and not have to worry about the USB or power cable getting in the way.

Another suggestion would be to make alternate versions of boards that are currently available, like my MakerShield alternate header placement example above.  See what people dislike about current Shields and consider making a version adjusted to their needs.  Also have a decent website with plenty of information on the boards.
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