Looking Outwards Arduino Parts

When looking at the different extensions, ports and shields available for Arduino I found myself drawn to shields that Arduino could manipulate visually. So with that in mind here’s a list of them I liked:


Adafruit NeoPixel Shield for Arduino- 40 RGB LED Pixel Matrix

Adafruit NeoPixel Shield for Arduino - 40 RGB LED Pixel Matrix



Basically what this is a shield made out of different colored LED lights. Just looking at this I found myself wondering how I could imagine multiple ways of manipulating the intensity of the lights in different ways. I’d also potentially be interested in using this shield with sound and having the audio manipulate the colors and their intensity. As such, I could see myself working with both this in conjunction with the Adafruit “Music Maker” MP3 Shield.




2.8” TFT touch shield for Arduino with Resistive Touch Screen






I was interested in this extension just because of the interface and the potential manipulation ability the actual user would have in drawing on the screen. It detects finger presses anywhere on the screen which is another capability I could potentially mess with, maybe playing with the intensity of the actual touch and the image created. I think this would be really fun to work with and I’d be interested in potentially using it the most.




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