The Teensy is an amazing and compact development platform in a breadboard friendly form factor, but what if you could incorporate it into the Arduino architecture? The Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter allows you to attach your Teensy and utilize your favorite Arduino shields without the requirement of a breadboard or any complicated wiring. Needless to say, the Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter is a useful tool for upgrading all of your existing Arduino projects to a more powerful controller!
As we stated before, the Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter provides basic Arduino compatibility with your run-of-the-mill shield but there are a few other fun features that we’ve added on, as well. These features include a Real Time Clock (RTC) battery, a JST battery connector, a 4-12V barrel jack connector, an ICSP header, and more. Because this board is simply an adapter, there is no special programming required to start working with the adapter. You will, however, need to program the Teensy for any Arduino shield you’d like to work with.
While the adapter design can fit the Teensy LC footprint, it has been designed to fully utilize the features of the Teensy 3.1. Not all of the features available on the adapter are compatible with the LC so please be sure to check the Hookup Guide in the Documents section below to ensure functionality for your project. Please keep in mind that this adapter may be incompatible with some 5V Arduino shields. Please check our hookup guide for more information.
Note: The Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter comes as a kit and will need to be soldered together.
Note: Due to the requirements of shipping the batteries in this kit, orders may take longer to process and therefore do not qualify for same-day shipping. Additionally, these batteries can not be shipped via Ground or Economy methods to Alaska or Hawaii. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Because of the coin cell there were special shipping instructions. It took a few extra days to reach me. Maybe the board should be offered without that battery, or as an option. The 32khz crystal was a little fiddly to install, but that’s a PJRC problem.
It was easy to assemble and makes the Teensy 3.2 into a very “Arduino-compatible” hardware package. I’m very satisfied! Note: Because Teensy 3.2 is a 3 volt device, you must be cautious when using Arduino shields with it. Take care to avoid accidentally connecting 3V and 5V to each other
Wonderful for prototyping. Note, however, that although it is pin compatible with Arduino Shields, the pinout power will still be 3.3 volts. Some shields may not like this.
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I’m writing this review because they sent me an email requesting it. Although the overall design, electrically is good, They need to pay more attention to the details. For instance, although electrically the Arduino footprint is good, Only one of the mounting whole lines up with the Arduino footprint. And the one that does line up, is pretty much unusable for that purpose because of the pin placement on the Arduino’s. And there’s not anything that Spark fun can do about that one mounting hole. but the other two mounting holes are off by about 2.5 mm between them. That is significant. also when using a standard proto-board, all pins, other than the 10 pin Arduino connector, should be lined up on a .1 space grid. The additional pins that spark fun added to the board, is not arranged on this grid. Whereas most are just barely off, the pin that contains the DAC pin is .05 off. if you are using the spacer connectors to connect the Proto-board to the Teensy adapter board, the pin spacing is not a problem. But if you are using a machined pin connector on the teensy to lower its profile, or mounting the teensy adapter on top of the proto-board, this becomes a problem. The connectors do not line up properly and has to be tilted to make the connection. This can stress the solder joints. On my application, I need to deal with vibration. So I needed to primly connect these boards together via the mounting holes. I also needed to minimize the profile that these boards take up. For these two reasons, this made the teensy adapter board unusable for me. That is the reason I am only giving them three stars for this product.
I request that they please play more attention to the details.