April 20, 2011

New version of the Receiver Shield arrives

The new v3 revision of the 433MHz Receiver Shield from Practical Arduino has arrived! The first couple of versions of the shield were surprisingly popular but there were some things about the design that annoyed me, so this version totally rearranges the receiver module and supporting parts to leave more of the prototyping area clear and allow the shield to be stackable.

It includes an antenna and comes fully assembled except for the headers, which are supplied in the package so you can solder them in place. We supply stackable headers but you can use regular male break-away headers if you prefer.

But wait, there's more. We now have it available in two different frequency versions so you can choose the model that suits your requirements. There's still the 433MHz version, but now you can get a 315MHz version as well. In future we're hoping to add a 915MHz version when the receiver modules become available.

Oh yes, and we even dropped the price. We're producing hardware in such large quantities now that we're getting good economies of scale, so the new Receiver Shield is just AUD$29.95 inc GST! Check it out:

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