This is going to sound dumb, but I am having trouble understanding how to use the protoshield.
I am referencing the one shown in this image: http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/ArduinoProtoShield_Front_450px.jpg
I understand that this thing mounts into the arduino below it, but how do I solder connections into the digital pins or analog pins? I want to avoid using wires to connect to the digital pins and want to simply solder my connections to them. Is that what the holes right next to the female headers are? (shown in the image).
Also, are all the holes in the middle area connected in the same way a breadboard is? I would like to solder connections from this IMU https://learn.adafruit.com/system/guides/images/000/000/500/medium800/1714_LRG.jpg?1396715912 into the analog pins of the arduino. Like I asked before, I'm assuming that is what the holes directly next to the analog female headers are, correct? Sorry for the confusion...Thank you!