Arduino: Building the Tiny Stripboard Shield

This Tiny Stripboard Shield project can be used for making a number of different Arduino shields. The stripboard shield uses standard height pin headers, so no specialised headers need to be ordered to build this project.

Because one of the Arduino Uno headers is offset and won’t line up with the stripboard holes, only three of the Arduino headers are connected. There are still enough pins from the Arduino to be able to build some small projects (hence the name Tiny Stripboard Shield).

The reason that one of the Arduino headers is offset is so that it is impossible to connect a shield the wrong way around.


5 thoughts on “Arduino: Building the Tiny Stripboard Shield

  1. I was about to make a stripboard ‘shield’ this morning for an Arduino Uno, and spotted the offset on one of the headers and gave up (and used an arduino nano on stripboard instead – thank you for the explanation.

  2. Isn’t it easier to use a protoboard strip/pcb that has a single pad for each pin separate from all other pins? You can also use a pcb that has the same layout as a solderless protoboard (this way, each I/O pin has 4 more holes/pads connected to it).

    Keep up the good work, though.

    • Yes, it will be easier to use a protoboard, but this is the cheapest solution for building a small shield that I know of. Also the standard headers and the original type stripboard should be available from any electronics shop around the world.

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