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New products – MicroSD, Red & Black LCD, Patch shield for Arduino…

It’s BIG week! We have some new products – MicroSD, Red & Black LCD, Patch shield for Arduino… Viewable in the new products section or below! Let’s get it on —


Microsdcard Lrg

SD/MicroSD Memory Card (2 Gig) – 2 GB micro-SD card with SD adapter so you can use it with any of our shields or adapters! Preformatted to FAT16. Tested and works great with our Wave shield, Data logger shield and GPS shield, and micro-SD adapter as well as any other device that uses (micro)-SD cards!


Redblacklcd Lrg

Standard Red & Black LCD 16×2 + extras – red on black – Standard HD44780 LCDs are useful for creating standalone projects.

  • 16 characters wide, 2 rows
  • Red text on dark background
  • Connection port is 0.1″ pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring
  • Pins are documented on the back of the LCD to assist in wiring it up
  • Single LED backlight included can be dimmed easily with a resistor or PWM and uses much less power than LCD with EL (electroluminescent) backlights
  • Can be fully controlled with only 6 digital lines! (Any analog/digital pins can be used)
  • Built in character set supports most English/European/Japanese text, see the HD44780 datasheet for the full character set
  • Up to 8 extra characters can be created for custom glyphs or ‘foreign’ language support
  • Comes with necessary contrast potentiometer and strip of header

For more information, check out our detailed step-by-step Arduino+LCD tutorial


Patchshield Lrg

Patch shield for Arduino – v1.0 – The patch shield is a cross between a patch panel/bay and a Wingshield. Its designed for times when you want to have remote sensors, or a control panel, or LEDs, or…practically anything where you want to avoid doing a lot of icky wiring!

The shield comes with 4 breadboard-friendly satellite headers. To connect, use any off-the-shelf Ethernet cable. On the shield itself, the sockets act as a patch bay so you can quickly try out different wiring schemes. We think this design will come in handy!

The patch shield kit comes with one main shield PCB and four satellite PCBs as well as all the components necessary to assemble. It does not come with an Arduino, Ethernet cables, breadboards or additional components. The kit is provided unassembled, but its fairly simple to put together and should only take about an hour using the very nice instructions
For more information, including instructions, files, tutorials and examples please check out the product’s website!



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3 Comments

  1. george graves

    Wow – great additions to the store. The patch shield is one of those “why didn’t I think of that!” things!

  2. thats why we were so excited when we saw it – Mike Stone (yawp) did a great job!

  3. DIYers may want to simply hook a bunch of dollar store phone jacks into a wooden box but this product would add great “polish” to any product.

    It’s great to see adafruit carrying more arduino shields!

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