My aim of this project is to create my own Arduino Prototype Shield. With the PCB done, it’s time to turn to the components that will be mounted on the board.
Nothing spectacular, just some connectors and a mini breadboard.
There’s a reason why I chose a dark blue breadboard. The truth is I’m very particular about colour schemes. When possible I’ll always coordinate the colours in the things that I buy or make, for example my desktop computer that I assembled myself. Everything in it has to be in the right colour or matching colour. I guess I have colour OCD lol.
Coming back to this project, the PCB that I bought is actually yellow in colour but unfortunately, I can’t find it in any other colour. It looks absolutely disgusting. This is a PCB I did in college.
I have no control over that project because we were required to follow instructions. But this is my own project so I’ve got to do something about it and I bought this.
A white spray paint. I wanted a white – dark blue – black colour scheme. I think it’ll look awesome 🙂
This is the board after painting. Took a full day to dry because I applied a very thick coat. It actually looks very shiny but the camera did not pick that up.
Then I drilled holes for the components to go through and soldered the components.
Pardon my soldering skills. It’s been a long time since I used a soldering iron, I’ve been relying on breadboard too much these days.
This is how it looks like the right side up.
The last step would be to stick the mini breadboard on it.
Here is the final product in a few angles.
The Arduino Prototype Shield mounted on my Arduino Uno R3.
Lastly, I did this just for laughs. Arduino on an Arduino lol.
That’s the end of my project and I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading it. Thank you 🙂