Newbee Question

The "Eleven" is our Uno-equivalent Arduino-compatible board, but with a number of improvements including prototyping area, a mini-USB connector, LEDs mounted near the edge, and the D13 LED isolated using a FET. [Product page]
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Newbee Question

Post by DJ-Dwayne » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:04 am

Hello everybody out there in the Arduino world.
I'm all new the this Arduino thing (by about 5 days).
Got myself the experimenters kit with the "Eleven" board.
Done all the projects with great joy. Even made my own little "Knight rider (Kit/car) light" using the shift register IC that came with the kit.
All very great fun.
So I got to thinking "What next?"

I'll make my own little shield using some old pre-punched PCB board that I have lying around.
Which brings me to my question.....
"What's with the weirdly spaced gap between the digital I/O pins 7&8????"
Digital pins 8 onwards DON'T line up with the holes on my PCB.

The gap on the other side between Vin and A0 is uniform and not a problem.

As I said I am new to the whole Arduino Eleven thing, so I could be missing something basic here.

Thanks in advance for ya answers all.

andrew
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Re: Newbee Question

Post by andrew » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:37 pm

The reason for the odd spacing is that when the original Arduino was being designed back in 2005 the creators made a mistake with the spacing, and just went with it. Thus the odd gap.
However you can get a range of protoshields to add your own circuitry with ease:
http://www.freetronics.com/collections/protoshields

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Re: Newbee Question

Post by DJ-Dwayne » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:04 pm

Thanks for ya answer John. :)
Least now I know I'm not going crazy. :|

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