Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week
A good shield, the sensor shield lets you connect a wide variety of modules (temperature sensors, humidity sensors, etc) to the Arduino via an easy to use interface. The shield breaks out all the I/O pins on the Uno and then pairs them with the Vcc and Gnd, so using a 3 pin connector (Dupont connector, or the like), you can easily hook up devices.
None, really. Rather than using more expensive, female headers with extra long pins, this design uses a staggered set of headers (male to connect to Uno, while retaining the female headers up top). Luckily, the alignment of the female headers on top still allow for stacking of other shields.
A good device overall. This shield was designed for the Uno, and not the Mega. I would recommend another product (such as SKU 118060) for that purpose. The shield was designed for older revisions of the Uno, and not the newer Uno R3. It cannot support the extra pins that the Uno R3 has.
A good shield to get, especially if you have a large number of devices to plug in. You could use a protoboard/solderless breadboard, but the sensor shield makes everything look much neater.
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