I’m working on making an augmented reality gaming system, and for the prototype, I’m going to need a good bit of shields.
I want the prototype to be less than bulky, and shields can cause the Arduino to be quite tall.
What I’m wondering is, has anyone ever thought, or knows of, and Arduino shield that carries the pins down to an even level with the Arduino, so that you end up with the shield being on the same level with the Arduino.
You could potentially put 2 shields on each side of the Arduino, at the same height as the Arduino board, and make the ‘rails’ for the shields expand out. This would make your stack of shields wider, not taller, which is exactly what I need in my project.
The file attached is a quick sketch I did to show what I’m visualizing. The blue square being the Arduino, black boxes being headers, the red boxes being shields that would normally go on top of the Arduino, and the brown being the shield body itself.
I imagine the traces would run down the shield, to connect the headers to their respective pins.
Levelshield.bmp (1.42 MB)