This is the SparkFun Vernier Interface Shield, a simple add-on to give your Arduino the capability to interface with Vernier sensors. Attached to this interface shield are four British Telecom sockets (2 Analog, 2 Digital) which all Vernier sensors use as connectors. Like any other shield, simply attach it to an Arduino development platform. This shield was developed to be used with the Arduino Uno platform but will still work with other Uno equivalents like the Leonardo or SparkFun RedBoard.
Vernier Software and Technology has been a leader in data collection and analysis for educators world-wide. They were amongst the first companies to design and promote the use of computers, sensors, and data collection in K-12 classroom laboratory experiments.
Unfortunately, we do not carry extension cables with pre-terminated female ends. They can be found elsewhere (eBay, Amazon, etc.) by searching for "BT Telephone Cable". Vernier has their own, short versions.
Based on 5 ratings:
We have older model Verniers at our college and I was thinking of having students make replacements using Arduinos and the these shields. I was able to get this working very easily, but have not tried it as a class project yet.
It works great, no complains. The only thing I would work on is leaving more space on certain pins to connect to other stuff.
I teach physics. This has been a nice addition to my classroom demos.
One suggestion - I like to use the Qwiic Scale NAT7802 for demonstrating that a falling chain exerts 3X the weight of a chain when the last link hits the scale. Problem is there is no 3.3 V breakout on the shield.
It functions as expected, but it won't stack on my Arduino Yun, because it doesnt fit over the Yun's ethernet socket.
Easy to use. Reliable. Works as expected. I like being able to use the Vernier sensors and integrate them into my house automation setup.