There are already various Arduino compatible shields for Raspberry Pi where the add-on board connect to a Raspberry Pi 3 board to provide Arduino headers, but Raspberry Pi Zero (W) Shield for Arduino is a little different as it acts as a baseboard with Arduino header for Raspberry Pi Zero (W)
RPI Zero (W) shield specifications:
- Reset switch for the micro-controller
- LED – Shield power LED, LED connected to Arduino pin 13, LED connected to Raspberry Pi GPIO pin 13
- Female headers allowing for full-access to all Arduino pins.
- ICSP header access for AVR Micro-controllers
- 3mm mounting holes for securely mounting Raspberry Pi Zero (W) to shield (mounting hardware included)
- Solder-jumpers to disconnect Micro-controller SDA/SCL pins from pull-up resistors
- Solder-jumper to disconnect Raspberry Pi GPIO13 from LED
- Power Supply – 6.5 to 12V power supply (6.5 to 9V recommended) via 2.1mm power barrel jack, or 5V via micro USB port up to 2.5A
- Dimensions – Arduino UNO R3 form factor
Example sketches and Python scripts for Serial/SPI/I2C/Logic-level communications, as well as corresponding instructions, can be found in Github.
The shields comes with a fully assembled Raspberry Pi Shield, a 5V/2.5A AC/DC power supply (US Plug), three brass standoffs with screws for mounting Raspberry Pi, and a three 4″ male-to-female jumper wires. Raspberry Pi Zero (W) Shield for Arduino is sold for $25 plus shipping on Tindie. However, you can add an optional kit with a 16GB MicroSD Card, Mini HDMI Adapter, 6″ OTG cable, regular (short) and extended 40-pin header for $25, a 5MP camera with cable for $10.50, and/or a 5-piece Arduino header extension kit for $2.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.