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k2laz (1) [Avatar] Offline
#1
In the intro you call them "shields", I have always heard "daughter cards" for the description of those. I guess it must regional. --laz
martin.evans (25) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: Intro - Specialist boards
Hi Laz

On the main Arduino website they call them shields, maybe a European artist thing smilie.

Thanks
Martin
cappy2112 (9) [Avatar] Offline
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Re: Intro - Specialist boards
The term "shield" is used on many websites where Arduinos & accessories
are sold. A shield is simply some sort of board to interface between the arduino and the outside world, while "protecting" your arduino from being soldered to.

It's often easier to connect wires & sensors to shields because they often have connectors/screws just for that purpose.

Daughterboard is correct also, it just doesn't emphasize "protecting your arduino", like shield does.

I wouldn't say that "shield" is regional, because it is almost universally used everywhere arduino accessories are sold.