Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Re: Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects

by Rocobics on Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:33 pm

Hello.

I am also new, and I have a question.

How do I use the available pins? I'm guessing I don't solder the headers in the pins I want to use?

Also, what does broken out mean in here:
The analog pins (analog 0-5 also known as digital pins 14-19) are broken out in the bottom right corner.


Thanks!
Last edited by Rocobics on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Rocobics
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:31 pm

Re: Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:52 am

One way to use the available pins is to build the shield with stackiing headers.

what does broken out mean

There are holes with solder-pads for all of the analog pins in one corner of the board.
These are arranged next to power and ground pads to make it easy to attach 3-pin sensors.
User avatar
adafruit_support_bill
 
Posts: 29654
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:11 am

Re: Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects

by Rocobics on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:26 pm

Thanks for your response. So you just solder in those instead of the male header pins.

Do you know of what local stores (US) sell these stacking headers (I'm assuming I have to pay for shipping on those headers you linked to?)?

EDIT: What other alternative ways are there to use the available pins without headers? (if any)
Thanks again. :)
Rocobics
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:31 pm

Re: Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:18 pm

Those may be hard to source locally - unless you are lucky enough to live near a big supplier. I doubt that Radio Shack would carry them.

The alternative is to solder to the tops of the male header strips.
User avatar
adafruit_support_bill
 
Posts: 29654
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:11 am

Re: Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects

by jonedwrd on Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:11 am

Digital pins 9 and 10 are used by the motorshield to control the servo pins, right? I'm using the motorshield to control two steppers and no servos, but need access to digital 9,10...can I access them at the servo pins of the motor shield?
jonedwrd
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:06 am

Re: Usable Arduino pins for Motor Shield Projects

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:07 am

Yes. Pins 9 & 10 are available on the innermost pins of the servo headers.
User avatar
adafruit_support_bill
 
Posts: 29654
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:11 am