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Gravity: IO Expansion Shield for Arduino V7.1

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IO Expansion shield is one of the market favourites. Fast robotics prototyping made affordable and simple thanks to this design. Soldering and wiring often becomes a problem when a bridged connection happens and components break. Increasing time a costs for projects. Often, without this solution and a soldering station, wire cripping tools or soldering station, robot prototyping or electronics DIY becomes a very long term project.

The DFRobot Expansion shield introduced to the market the famous color code for sensors and actuators input and output. The 3 pin format for Signal, Voltage and Ground is extremely useful, specially if used altogether with our increasingly large range of modules, sensors and devices that just fit . 

Alternatively, the board includes power input for salvaged power supplies or laboratory power supplies. Very common Xbee socket for multipurpose wireless connectivity such as RF, wireless, bluetooth. 

The new version includes a voltage hardware setting through a jumper to allow compatibility with a bigger range of components at 3.3v like Raspberry pi, Due and others.

It also includes a Servo external power, with a protective diode. This way you can enable a large range of servos from your Arduino.

Latest version features a convenient switch that lets you program your ATmega328 boards like UNO, while you have another Serial device connected like a Xbee. Switch it, program it and get it back up and running with another switch. You don't need to disassemble your hardware or wiring.


A LED on top board and a reset button is in order to make it just a natural extension to Arduino boards. The LED is connected to pin 13.

  • Compatible with the new Arduino Due
  • 3.3V/5V operating voltage select
  • Switch for wireless communtcation & programme
  • More Easily recognitive interfaces
  • Colorful header for illustrating digital or analog pins
  • Immersion gold surface

  • Input Voltage
  • 7-12V, PWR_IN
  • 4.8-6V, SERVO_PWR, depending on your servo
  • Compatible module voltage: 5V/3.3V
  • Support interface: I2C, SPI, Xbee (Xbee pro), Bluetooth, APC220


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