DIY buttonshield

When prototyping new Arduino gadgets, I often find the need to use a push button or two. They are quite easy to hook up to the breadboard, but it’s even easier if the buttons are already hooked up on a buttonshield!

Therefore, I made a small four-button “shield” for my prototyping needs. The design is really simple and you have to wire up VCC, GND and one wire for each button you want to use.

Button Shield

My DIY 4-button shield

I added a green LED, because, as the old Chinese proverb goes, you can never have too many LEDs. I put some rubber feet on it so it doesn’t get shorted out on my desk!

Button Shield in use

My button shield in use!


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