My Home Made Arduino Prototype Shield

Hi. I've made my own Prototype Shield by making the PCB and soldering the connectors on it. It fits my Uno R3 well :)

I've documented the process in my webpage and I split it into 3 parts.

Part 1 : http://waihung.net/?p=815 Part 2 : http://waihung.net/?p=849 Part 3 : http://waihung.net/?p=863

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Well done. I will make my own PCB version.

What is the board material? Looks very thick in that picture. Why did only make Vin, +5 available? You will add seperate 3.3V regulator if needed?

Congreats, you made a very good and comprehensive "how to". It even made me want to make my own PCB's. I've been looking into PCD milling, but you explanation made it very simple.

Oh, one question. Why din't you just use the female headers with long legs? Now you use male and female, can't really see why?

Well done and a very slick tutorial.

Okay, had a chance to read your post. Nice job on the process.

Female headers/long legs - these can be tough to find.
If you don’t have a part number on hand, they are just about impossible to find.

I’ve bookmarked some options as I came across them:
Sets of 4 headers:

http://wickeddevice.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=90

Single headers:
Bent header for the oddly spaced D8-D13 header

6 & 8 pin headers.

Haven’t seen long-leg 10-pins yet for the new Uno’s.

Lots of PCB length headers here
http://www.king-cart.com/phoenixent/product=RECEPTACLES-SOCKETS+PCB+MOUNT+.1SP+SINGLE+ROW/exact_match=exact
Need to order a lot for free shipping tho.

Techone:
Well done. I will make my own PCB version.

Thanks :slight_smile: Making my own PCB is one of the most satisfying things that I’ve done.

CrossRoads:
What is the board material? Looks very thick in that picture.
Why did only make Vin, +5 available? You will add seperate 3.3V regulator if needed?

I believe its Paper Phenolic, its written PP on the packaging. Yeah it’s very thick, had to use a hand saw.
I’ve got two rails for +5V and ground. So far I’ve not found the need of using 3.3V yet but if the day comes I’ll make another PCB :slight_smile:
I’m still in the learning process.

JO3RI:
Congreats, you made a very good and comprehensive “how to”. It even made me want to make my own PCB’s. I’ve been looking into PCD milling, but you explanation made it very simple.

Oh, one question. Why din’t you just use the female headers with long legs? Now you use male and female, can’t really see why?

Well done and a very slick tutorial.

I wanted to use female headers with long pins but couldn’t find them in my local electronics supplies store. I could have bought it online but it’s just a few small parts so why the hassle right.

CrossRoads:
Okay, had a chance to read your post. Nice job on the process.

Female headers/long legs - these can be tough to find.
If you don’t have a part number on hand, they are just about impossible to find.

I’ve bookmarked some options as I came across them:
Sets of 4 headers:
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10007
http://wickeddevice.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=90

Single headers:
Bent header for the oddly spaced D8-D13 header
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9374

6 & 8 pin headers.
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9279
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9280

Haven’t seen long-leg 10-pins yet for the new Uno’s.

Lots of PCB length headers here
Phoenix Enterprises product listing RECEPTACLES-SOCKETS PCB MOUNT .1SP SINGLE ROW
Need to order a lot for free shipping tho.

Thanks for the links bro :slight_smile:
I guess I’ll buy them in larger amounts for future projects.