Go Down

Topic: Not sure which prototyping shield to buy for Arduino Uno board :( (Read 2715 times) previous topic - next topic

Insomira

Yo, i bought a prototyping shield from a local store. It is not an official one, but it works when i use it on my Arduino Uno board. However, not as well as i thought. It seems that i have to press on the prototyping shield hard to use it as a game controller.

So i am thinking of buying a new one online but i'm not sure if it will work well on my Arduino Uno board.. :(

Here's the one i found online:
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.sg%2Fitm%2FAdafruit-Proto-Shield-for-Arduino-Kit-v-5-%2F261314859646%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem3cd794527e&h=AAQHAWbBl

Does it need to be an official one for it to work properly?
And i saw that there is a V3 & V5, what are the differences? Do both work on Arduino Uno? :smiley-surprise:

mrburnette

#1
Dec 14, 2013, 05:07 pm Last Edit: Dec 19, 2013, 08:33 pm by Coding Badly Reason: 1
Quote
And i saw that there is a V3 & V5, what are the differences? Do both work on Arduino Uno?

Adafruit products designed by Ladyada are generally of excellent quality and are supported by their Q/A forums.  Please ask your question directly to Adafruit:
http://www.adafruit.com/support

It's really hard to "vet" a non-Arduino official product.

Ray


Moderator edit: quote tag corrected

fungus

Advanced Arduino

mrburnette

Quote
No, they don't have to be 'official'. Arduino open hardware.


Fungus is 100% correct in the statement.

However, as you currently know from the "i have to press on the prototyping shield hard to use it", open-hardware has no correlation to quality.  

Fungus and I both use "clone".  Some of these clone products may be licensed and some may not.
I would offer that companies such as Adafruit have a good reputation.
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/FAQ
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Buy

If you stray off the official distribution list, you may find some fantastic buys, or may get some junk... You take the total risk.

Ray

Insomira





Docedison

Both Amazon and Adafruit sell very fine proto boards and adafruit''s design is copied by many others so, I'd pick the best cost/delivery time compromise and go from there... Amazon has a slight edge if you are a Prime Member..

Doc
--> WA7EMS <--
"The solution of every problem is another problem." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I do answer technical questions PM'd to me with whatever is in my clipboard

Insomira

Okay i see. Adafruit's very reliable from what i've gathered thus far. Thank you, Doc! :)

Go Up