Arduino shield

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Arduino shield
#1
Hi,

I'm in the process of putting together the components for the bpod system according to the instructions on the wiki. For the Arduino shield, the BOM doesn't include the stackable headers pictured in the assembly instructions - are these not required? Also, can the shield be used for an Arduino Uno (if an Arduino Leonardo is not available?). I'd really appreciate any advice you could offer!

Thanks for your time!
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#2
Thank you for pointing that out!
Not sure how it got omitted.

The part you're looking for is here:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10007
I updated the bill of materials to include it.

The shield uses pins 0 and 1 (UART Serial1) to communicate with Bpod. If you use Arduino Leonardo, you can use USB simultaneously. This allows you to change parameters on the module between trials with MATLAB, and trigger the module from the state machine during a trial. If you use Arduino Uno, pins 0 and 1 are routed through an FTDI emulator IC, to create the USB serial connection - so the board would have to be unplugged from the computer (powered using a barrel jack or USB accessory charger) in order to work.

I hope this helps.
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#3
A few points on availability of Leonardo:
Arduino.cc discontinued the board.
Arduino.org (the other half of the organization formerly known as Arduino) continues to make them - so you'll have to use .org's network of online vendors.
Here are a few:

Pololu Robotics and Electronics:
https://www.pololu.com/product/2192

RobotShop:
http://www.robotshop.com/en/arduino-leon...aders.html

NewEgg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...53G1YY2119

It's also available from as an Arduino drop-sale on Amazon (best price so far):
https://www.amazon.com/Arduino-A000057-L...008A36R2Y/
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#4
Ahh I see - thanks for that!

Would it be at all possible to please get some detailed pictures of how the different boards are connected to each other/the main device/the mouse box? TIA!
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#5
(07-22-2016, 05:42 AM)dalwis Wrote: Ahh I see - thanks for that!

Would it be at all possible to please get some detailed pictures of how the different boards are connected to each other/the main device/the mouse box? TIA!

I added a hardware overview that should be helpful.
Please let me know if there's something you're still stuck on!
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