Custom Shield


I would like to customize my own shield.

I finished the breadboard development already.

I have a prototype shield, but that is for human soldering.

Is there some software just for arduino shield development. I find online, but it seams could not support schematic and PCB design anymore.

And is there any PCB manufacturer for arduino development whose manufacturing price could be cheaper than normal PCB manufacturer?



There's no reason why a PCB manufacturer would charge less for Arduino development. If anything, they would charge more since the beginner hobbyist types in the Arduino community are probably the most likely to send them screwy design files that are a big hassle.

You should use EAGLE and then download a design file of a proto shield, say from or They both sell proto shields. You can base on their design and add your elements to make a shield of your own.