Base Board

Assembly board with four Nanoshield slots

  • Use up to four Nanoshields in your project
  • Compatible with Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega R3, Arduino Nano and similar boards
  • DC barrel jack input for external power supply
  • Two-wire terminal block input for external power supply
  • Jumper to connect an external on/off switch

The Base Board works as the motherboard in the Nanoshields platform, allowing use of up to 4 modules in a very simple and hassle-free way. It also makes it possible to use any Nanoshield with your Arduino UNO, Duemilanove, Diecimila, Nano, Mega R3 or similar.

With the Base Board, all logic and power supply connections are done internally, and there is no need to use jumper wires, breadboard or solder to build your projects.

If you need more than 4 Nanoshields in your project, you can use the Base Board L.

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Examples of Base Board usage

!Features

  • 4 Nanoshield slots
  • Pin-compatible with Arduino UNO, Duemilanove, Diecimilia, Nano or Mega R3, allowing their use with Nanoshields.
  • Power supply can be done either via an Arduino-compatible barrel-type DC jack or via discrete wires on the screw terminal block.
  • Jumper in series with the power supply allows connection of an external switch or multimeter, if needed.

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Base Board features

!Connecting Nanoshields to the Base Board

To use Nanoshields with the Base Board you just need to plug them on one of the four slots on top of the board. The Nanoshield connectors are polarized, which means the boards can't be damaged by being connected in the opposite direction.

Polarized Nanoshield connector

!Using the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Alevino

In order to use the Nanoshields with the Base Board, one only needs to connect them to the slots on the upper section of the board, such as displayed on the figure below. The slots on the upper section are pin-compatible with Arduino Nano, and it is possible to use it in one of the slots as the microprocessor of the project. It is also possible to use an Alevino for this function, as shown on the figure below.

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Using Nanoshileds with the Base Board

!Using the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Arduino

The versions of the Base Board that come with the “Uno” ending accept the connection, at the bottom section, of boards that follow the connection standard of Arduino UNO. Besides Arduino UNO itself, the Arduino versions Duemilanove, Diecimila, Mega R3, Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino are accepted, among other boards. See on the image below how to use the Base Board this way:

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Nanoshields + Arduino UNO assembly example

!Using the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Arduino Nano

The image below shows how to use the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Arduino Nano:

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Assembling the Nanoshieds with Arduino Mega

!Using the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Intel® Galileo

The image below shows how to use the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Intel® Galileo (Gen 2):

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Assembling the Nanoshields with Intel® Galileo

!Using the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Intel® Edison

The image below shows how to use the Base Board and the Nanoshields with Intel® Edison. Note that it is necessary to use the whole Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino - just the Edison module alone is not sufficient.

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Assembling the Nanoshields with Intel® Edison

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