IO Expansion shield is one of the market favourites. Fast robotics prototyping made affordable and simple thanks to this design. Soldering and wiring often become a problem when a bridged connection happens and components break. Increasing time and cost for projects. Often, without this solution and a soldering station, wire crimping tools or soldering station, robot prototyping or electronics DIY becomes a very long term project.
The DFRobot Expansion shield introduced to the market the famous colour code for sensors and actuators input and output. The 3 pin format for Signal, Voltage and Ground is extremely useful, especially if used altogether with our increasingly large range ofmodules,sensorsand devices that just fit.
The new version includes a voltage hardware setting through a jumper to allow compatibility with a bigger range of components at 3.3v likeRaspberry pi, Due and others.
It also includes aServoexternal power, with a protectivediode. This way you can enable a large range of servos from your Arduino.
The latest version features a convenient switch that lets you program your ATmega328 boards likeUNO, while you have another Serial device connected like a Xbee. Switch it, program it and get it back up and running with another switch. You don't need to disassemble your hardware or wiring.
A LED on top board and a reset button is in order to make it just a natural extension toArduino boards. The LED is connected to pin 13.
Compatible with the new Arduino Due
3.3V/5V operating voltage select
Switch for wireless communication & programme
More Easily recognitive interfaces
The colorful header for illustrating digital or analog pins
Immersion gold surface
4.8-6V, SERVO_PWR, depending on your servo
Compatible module voltage: 5V/3.3V
Support interface: I2C, SPI, Xbee (Xbee pro), Bluetooth, APC220