I need a FEZ “connector shield” because I need to connect my Fez to many sensors, servos, motors and LCD modules for projects. There are currently enough FEZs, but there is a definite need for a useful shield that does lots. This is not an option on any existing FEZ shields or Arduino shield.
Basically I’d like a combo of the ‘Component Shield’, ‘I/O 40 Expansion’ and ‘Serial Servo Motor Controller’. Currently I can not stack all of these all at once. The output pins for these connectors would be the small header pins (to save space)
Also, some of the I/Os, would have a choice of 3v3 or 5v to power it, by use of those small switch components, or jumpers. Some of my components need 5v not 3v3, so the ‘Component Shield’ would not work for me in this case.
What I’m asking for is the swiss army knife of shields
and I think this will be a great FEZ shield because it would keep projects clean, without messy wires everywhere. It will make it easy to lay out components and not make any mistakes in connecting them.
GHI will sell a lot of these because anyone with a Fez will want one for their projects. And anyone with a micro-controller with an Arduino pin out design will want one.
Since FEZ is all about making things freakin easy, let’s make the shield Freakin easy to use. Once these shields get expose in the Arduino world, you’ll find that you will get more people crossing to the dark side.