I have been researching Arduino all day, admittedly for the first time with little experience with an aim towards buying components and starting projects.
I am interested in including the following components:
- 2x Ultrasonic sensors
- 9 Axis accelerometer/gyrometer
- 4WD motor driver
Towards these ends, I thought starting with a Mega Development Board would allow expansion in the future and it appears Shields plug directly into the development board to make wiring easier. So I am considering how these might be used:
- Mega sensory expansion shield
- Motor controller Shield
- Data logging Shield
However when I look at the specifications of how the Mega sensory expansion shield and Motor controller shield insert directly into the Development board, it doesn’t seem like it is possible to have both without obstructing many of the sensory expansion’s ports.
I understand it would be possible to manually wire the motor components from the sensory shield as all the ports present in the development board remain present and unchanged in this shield (provided you don’t use a port used elsewhere for a sensory component). But it would seem that many people would want both sensory and motor components and that there should be a simple way to include both sensory and motor shields.
Is this the case? I am I missing something obvious?
I attach the boards for reference
Thanks for your help