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Arduino™ Shields

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The following is a list of Arduino Shields pre-supplied with the Visual Designer software. When you add one of these shields from the Peripheral Gallery the shield circuitry will automatically be placed on the schematic for you and connected up to the Arduino base board. Additionally, Visual Designer will provide some high level access functions to the shield (e.g. drawBitmap(), playAudio(), spinForwards()) to make it easy to control complex hardware from the flowchart. This is the simplest and fastest way to work inside Visual Designer.

  • Adafruit 16 Channel PWM Servo Shield.
  • Adafruit 4 Channel Relay Numato Shield.
  • Adafruit TFT Display based on ILI9341.
  • Adafruit Trellis Shield.
  • Adafruit Weather Station Shield.
  • Motor Shield V2 with two Stepper Motors.
  • Motor Shield (R3) with Stepper Motor.
  • Adafruit 2 Channel Relay Numato Shield.
  • Adafruit Data Logger Shield.
  • Adafruit NeoPixel Shield.
  • Adafruit Wave Shield (Plays Audio WAV files).
  • Motor Shield V2 with Servos, DC and Stepper Motors.
  • Motor Shield V2 with four DC Motors.
  • Motor Shield (R3) with DC Motors.
  • Grove Modules

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    Grove is a modular electronic platform for quick prototyping. Every module has one function, such as touch sensing, creating audio effect and so on. Just plug the modules you need to the base shield, then you are ready to test your ideas.
    Visual Designer supports many of the Grove modules and sensors, with auto-placement on the schematic and high level access functions on the flowchart.

  • Grove 128x64 OLED Display Module.
  • Grove 4-Digit Display Module.
  • Momentary Action Push Button.
  • Grove Buzzer Module.
  • Grove Differential Amplifier Module.
  • Grove I2C 12-Bit ADC Module.
  • Grove 80cm InfraRed Proximity Sensor.
  • Grove Luminance Sensor Module.
  • Grove Relay Module.
  • Grove SPDT Slide Switch Module.
  • Grove Touch Sensor Module.
  • Thermistor Based Temperature Sensor Module.
  • Grove RGB LCD Module.
  • Grove LED Bar Module.
  • Grove single LED Module (Blue, Green, Yellow, Red).
  • Grove Light Sensor Module.
  • Grove Rotary Angle Potentiometer based sensor.
  • Grove RTC Module.
  • Grove Servo Motor Module.
  • Grove Sound/Volume Level Sensor.
  • Grove Ultrasonic Ranger Module.
  • Grove Voltage Divider Module.
  • Grove RS232/TTY Terminal Module.
  • Breakout Boards

    Breakout boards are interesting and useful small blocks (often single component) of circuitry. When selected from the Peripheral Gallery they are autoplaced on the schematic and connected to the Arduino board. You also get easy control methods to drive the peripherals from the flowchart. e.g. a read() and a write() function are provided for the SD Card breakout board. Breakouts allow users to be a little more creative but also require a greater understanding of the pin and memory resources of the AVR processor on the Arduino.

  • Arduino Alphanumeric LCD Breakout Board
  • Arduino DHT22 Humidity Temperature Breakout Board
  • Arduino MCP3208 12bit ADC Breakout Board
  • Arduino Real Time Clock Breakout Board
  • Arduino TC74 Temperature Sensor Breakout Board
  • Adafruit K Type Thermocouple Amplifier AD8495 Breakout
  • Arduino SPDT slide Switch Breakout
  • LED Breakout (Red/Blue/Green/Yellow)
  • Generic Input Voltage Device Breakout
  • Arduino Servo Motor Breakout Board
  • Arduino HYT271 Pressure, Humidity and Temperature Breakout
  • Arduino DHT11 Humidity Temperature Breakout Board
  • Arduino GPS Breakout Board
  • Arduino Rotary Angle Potentiometer Breakout Board
  • Hall Effect Current Sensor Breakout Board
  • Arduino MCP23008 IO Expander Breakout Board
  • Arduino MCP4921 12bit DAC Breakout Board
  • Arduino SD Card with SPI Interface Breakout Board
  • Arduino MCP23008 Numeric Keypad Breakout Board
  • Arduino MPX4250AP Pressure Gauge Breakout Board
  • Simple, momentary action push button breakout
  • Arduino Piezo Buzzer Breakout Board
  • Arduino PCD8544 Nokia 3310 LCD Breakout Board
  • View the schematic Design to see the physical peripherals at work.

    Schematic Design

    Advanced users may find that they need more flexibility that than provided by the pre-made shields and breakout modules. Visual Designer also includes the thousands of embedded peripherals developed for Proteus VSM so users can create their own hardware directly on the schematic.
    Meanwhile, Visual Designer exposes large parts of the Arduino stack as CPU methods meaning that you can control the hardware using standard Arduino methods such as digitalWrite(), analogRead().
    This is a great intermediate step for users before switching to C programming and designing embedded systems with Proteus VSM.

    The Proteus Arduino model is a complete behavioural model of the real microcontroller device. This means that when programming in C you can bring in third party code libraries or sample code and not only will it compile but your system will simulate entirely inside Proteus. Bring the hardware and the software together and use Proteus to engineer your own Arduino product.

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