Light sensor...

Hello,

I am getting a light sensor off of ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/270941673181?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_4278wt_1163 , and I was wondering if the sensor shield if 100% required?

No, I don't think so. Shield keeps wiring more organize, but not strictly necessary , you will have to solder some kind of connectors pin at the other end.

Unless you have good soldering skills (see your previous posts) then a shield makes sense.

""Unless you have good soldering skills (see your previous posts) then a shield makes sense."

Lmao, thanks for the advice. I'm getting better :P

A photoresistor is no more difficult to use than any axial lead resistor.

The shield you have pictured has an op amp on it but it's not at all a requirement. You would be able to "sense light" just fine with the photoresistor alone.

Yeah, I got the light sensor and I'm using it now. Extremely simple, no soldering is needed.