Hey there! Are there any plans to make shields specifically for the electron? Like the ones for the Photon. Particularly, the relay shield. I have a project where I need to control some lights remotely and the relay shield would work perfectly. However, the location does no have WiFi available to the Electron would work perfect there.
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The relay shield should work fine with the electron if I’m not mistaken
You can use the Photon shields with the Electron - the extra pins will just hang over.
If the free dangling pins bother you, you could just have a dummy/proto board with respective headers dock onto them.
But that might be a “shield” Particle could offer as “extension board”.
Thanks everyone for the replies. I was wondering if it would work and just “hang over” and you’ve confirmed that. I will check out the ControlEverything too.
This has been an issue for me in the past, cuz using the (photon based) Shield doesn’t really solve all the I/O connectivity I needed.
The best fit was the ‘Electron shield’ used on the “Solar Kit”, but it is said to be discontinued. Bummer!
This is very unfortunate I have to say…why isn’t particle.io not providing the shield is still a mystery to me!
Anyway, and after some extensive research on the web, I did also come across this vendor who carries the following product:
"Particle Electron I2C Shield with Screw Terminals and 2 Amp Power Supply"
Despite a bit of an overkill (screws) and a lack of proto area, I must say that it has been so far a fantastic platform for quick prototyping with my “Electron”
take a look at control everything electron gear