Good job m8
You're just saying that cause you can't see the other side of the board where I did the soldering :D It's messy. I made a lot of mistakes and spent more time doing damage control than doing the actual soldering. Amazing that it works at all BUT it does!!
You might want to "stabilize" the shield by adding some pins on the other side
This board isn't big enough to reach the other side and it was my idea to make a mini shield. However I plan to stabilize it with a screew between the Arduino and the shield. There is a screew hole on the Arduino near the rx/tx pins. But I don't have a drill to make a matching hole in the shield so it will have to wait.
I might add that this shield is for a simple wheeled robot that is almost done now. I purposefully left some space on the shield near the rx and tx pins cause I plan to add a bluetooth OR an RF module later on.
BTW I solved the problem with the weird spacing between digital pin 7 and 8 by simply getting an extra long pin header and bending the legs to fit the Arduino. Quite a hassle and I must admit that I felt like slapping the designer of Arduino a few times in that process, but in the end it worked.
I'm planning a 2nd shield for a walking robot. It will have 12 servo connectors, a shift register, 1 or 2 multiplexer plus a shunt/sense resistor for EACH servo (so I can measure the current draw of ditto in realtime). It will be connected to the analog in's as well. I hope I find a better method of dealing with the spacing issue before that :-?
PS: If anyone knows of a good way of making holes in protoboards WITHOUT a proper drill please let me know...