It’s Tuesday again! This week I made a Danger Shield for my Arduino. If you went to Maker Faire in Austin you might have tried it out it in the Maker SHED. I brought mine and everyone loved it. It’s a great addition to your Arduino arsenal. Here is how Zach describes it:

The Danger Shield is an add-on for the Arduino micro controller board. It contains a variety of fun and useful electronic circuits that you can use to do fun and useful things. It is a fully self-contained shield. You plug it into your Arduino, and you can immediately start using it. No extra things to hook up, no external components. Just a really rad board ready to rock

The things you need:

  • Danger Shield – available in the Maker SHED
  • Arduino Diecimila – available in the Maker SHED
  • Soldering Iron
  • Rosin core solder

The things you don’t need, but are great to have:

Step 1: Check out the kit
Spread out all the parts and take a look through the instructions. It’s always a good idea to check out all the steps prior to starting.

Step 2: Insulate the USB plug
You need to wrap the USB plug so it doesn’t short the completed Danger Shield. It’s a lot bigger than most other shields and the pins on the back can contact the USB port.

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