Arduino Shields for Prototyping

Below are two designs for Arduino prototyping shields. They’re designed as generic boards on which you can develop any small circuit to connect to the Arduino board. One has a breadboard mounted on it, and the other has a simple PCB grid of holes.

Both of these are based on David Cuartielles’ shield design.

Breadboard shield

This shield has the reset button, the ICSP header, the I/O and power pin headers, and a small breadboard for prototyping. It also has two bus rows, one for 5V and one for ground.

Part list:

Part Desc Package Part No
ICSP 2×3 header 2X03 Samtec SSA-103-W-T (Qty. 2)
unlabeled 1×17 female header (the two rows beside the breadboard) 1×17 Digikey 929974-01-32-ND (Qty 2)
J1 1×8 header 1X08 Samtec SSA-108-W-T
J2 1×6 header 1X06 Samtec SSA-106-W-T
J3 1×8 header 1X08 Samtec SSA-108-W-T
POWER 1×4 header 1X04 Samtec SSA-104-W-T
R1 10K Resistor 0207/10 Digikey 10KQBK-ND
R7 1K Resistor 0207/10 Digikey 1.0KQBK-ND
S1 momentary switch B3F-10XX Digikey SW400-ND
Breadboard Solderless breadboard   Digikey 923273-ND

A note on the Samtec headers: you can also buy long strips of these headers, because the strips can be broken into smaller pieces. You need 49 pins total, so two of part number SSA-125-W-T would do it. (the “125” indicates that they’re a single row, 25 pins).

Arduino Breadboard shield Eagle files
Arduino Breadboard Shield Gerber Files

Perfboard shield

Same as the breadboard shield, but with a grid of vias for perfboard prototyping. It also has a 5V bus and a ground bus. IT also has two LEDs which can be connected to any pin via jumper holes next to the LED.

Part list:

Part Desc Package Digikey Part No
ICSP 2×3 header 2X03 Samtec SSA-103-W-T (Qty. 2)
J1 1×8 header 1X08 Samtec SSA-108-W-T
J2 1×6 header 1X06 Samtec SSA-106-W-T
J3 1×8 header 1X08 Samtec SSA-108-W-T
POWER 1×4 header 1X04 Samtec SSA-104-W-T
R1 10K Resistor 0207/10 Digikey 10KQBK-ND
R7 1K Resistor 0207/10 Digikey 1.0KQBK-ND
S1 momentary switch B3F-10XX Digikey SW400-ND
LED1 3mm LED LED3MM Digikey 160-1144-ND
LED2 3mm LED LED3MM Digikey160-1144-ND

Arduino Perfboard shield Eagle Files

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