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MEGAshield KIT for Arduino MEGA 2560 R3 and Arduino DUE

MEGAshield KIT for Arduino MEGA 2560 R3 and Arduino DUE

Your Price: $14.95
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Part Number:ARD-0153-NKC
This is NKC Electronics's MEGAshield version 2 for Arduino MEGA 2560 R3 and Arduino DUE

It was completely redesigned and includes the following features:

  • Larger size, matches the Arduino MEGA 2560 R3 and Arduino DUE board size
  • PADS don't touch the Arduino USB connector, so no more tapes on Arduino boards!
  • Central GND bus
  • Central VCC bus (5V - 3.3V selectable)
  • SOIC-8 SMD component area
  • General purpose switch area
  • Holes matching the ones on the Arduino MEGA board
  • ic2 area with SCL, SDA, VCC and GND traces broken out for easy expansion to devices requiring i2c connectivity
  • 20-pin DIP IC area
  • reset switch area
  • All headers match 100% the position of the Arduino MEGA board
  • Black soldermask!!!
The KIT includes the PCB, headers, switches and jumper. Assembly and soldering required. KIT comes in a bag with parts. Guideline on how to use it with the Arduino DUE board
5 Stars
Ham Radio Operator
This proto board is the best I’ve found. I’ve used it on both the Arduino Due and Mega and I appreciate the ease with which I was able to prototype. The features I liked best were: Plated through holes for each header pin (some boards don’t do this). Jumper selectable voltage for the power which runs down the center DIP layout The SOIC mounting area The I2C bus area for up to 4 devices (Great idea) One feature that I would like to see would be connection points for the Due SPI bus. These are only available on the 6-pin ICSP header and as it stands now you have to tack wires onto the connector pins to access the bus.
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Reviewed by:  from Danville CA. on 6/6/2015
4 Stars
The Doctor is Out
This is a very well made board. All the holes are where they should be, they're plated through, the silkscreening looks great. There are only a couple of things missing...well, maybe three or four. The previous version of this board included some miscellaneous components--a resistor, capacitor, one or two LEDs--that are not present in this kit. Are they not needed? Other Arduino proto boards come with these components, and say they are advisable. I could buy my own .1uF cap, small LEDs, etc., but then I wouldn't know where to put them. That brings me to another thing that's missing from this product: documentation. Any documentation at all, even a single sheet of paper showing where all the parts go and what their function is would be enormously helpful. For example, there's a reset switch (I know that's what it is because it's marked as such on the board). But what about that other switch in the corner that's just marked "Switch"? Here's where documentation would come in handy, guys. I can't bear to give this nicely made board less than four stars, though I'm tempted to give it three because of the total lack of documentation...
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Reviewed by:  from Somewhere on Earth. on 2/20/2018

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