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Minimalist Shield for Arduino Printbots

by carlosgs, published

Minimalist Shield for Arduino Printbots by carlosgs Apr 30, 2012

Description

Simple shield board that allows to connect servo-motors and other devices (like sensors) to the analog pins of an Arduino board (UNO or MEGA). It also has a connector for the batteries.

You can use it in printbots like the MiniSkybot or the ArduSnake! (http://www.thingiverse.com/tag:printbot).

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Instructions

----- Building tips ----- · This circuit can be made easily using pre-drilled PCB board. · You can push the header pins all the way trough to be able to solder them on the other side of the PCB, even with one-layer designs like this one.

----- Notes ----- · I have made some tests with an ArduSnake, using a previous version of the same circuit. Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEkTYmGqIWo · Still need to make this PCB, but as far I can tell it will work. · Analog pins can be used as digital: ------ A0 -> pin 14 ------ ··· ------ A6 -> pin 19 · It is my first design using Kicad, please excuse my mistakes.

----- Progress ----- · 16/05/12 Built OK, here is a video: http://youtu.be/zC5MKcnZ27Q · 02/05/12 Made a paper version and uploaded pictures · 30/04/12 Uploaded version 1.0 of the board

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