Arduino Shield to BeagleBone Black Cape

Shield I/O provides the ability to use (almost) any Arduino Shield on the BeagleBone Black, no matter if it’s using 3.3V or 5V logic or up to 5V analog inputs.
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Did you ever think about using an Arduino Shield or any other 5V logic with the powerful BeagleBone Black?





Here is Shield I/O, the first BeagleBone Black cape which adapts Arduino Shields to your BeagleBone Black.

With Shield I/O it doesn't matter if you’re using 3.3V or 5V logic or up to 5V analog inputs.

It comes with dedicated level shifters for all 14 digital GPIO pins, PWM, I²C and SPI. There is also a connector to support shields which use the Arduino ICSP header. 





TI's Sitara processors are quite powerfull and run Linux providing comfort for most applications. A general disadvantage is that due to the multitasking features of modern operating systems and the strict separation between user and kernel processes, it becomes more difficult for programmers to implement realtime applications, such as the 800kHz LED sample above.

Fortunately Texas Instruments has integrated two PRUs (Programmable Realtime Unit) on the chip, which make it possible to easily offload realtime tasks to separated processors, without the need of kernel hacking and module development.


Shield I/O can be configured with or without an additional 16 pin port expander (MCP23017), which is accessible over the I²C bus.


  • Changing logic level from 3.3V to 5V can done by software.
  • Built-in LED gives you optical feedback which logic level is in use.
  • Shields are either powered by BeagleBone or external 5V Connector, selectable by solder jumpers.
  • Shield I/O includes an EEPROM to support automatic firmware loading via Device Trees in Linux.
  • Precise voltage dividers make it possible to measure up to 5V analog voltages, without handling external reference voltages.
  • 6 analog inputs which provide 12 bits of resolution (e.g. 4096 different values).
  • Two different types of level shifters are used: TXS0102 for I²C and TXB0108 for GPIO signals.
  • Timer pins are selectable by solder jumpers.
  • SPI can be used from D10, D11, D12, D13 and the ICSP header.
  • I²C/TWI is R3 compatible.





After receiving the funds from Indiegogo we'll do the accounting and material resource planing (this might give us a 1 week delay depending on the number of PCBs and components to be ordered). After material arrival we'll start smd assembly, test the boards and start shipment.



As you can see we have the first prototypes and we’re all set up to start production. Now we need you to be able to offer Shield I/O at a reasonable price.
The project is backed by impressx media GmbH smd productions which reserved a fully automated production line to run this job.

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    Shield I/O+ (Early Bird) | INT

    Hello fellow Arduino and BeagleBone Black fan! As a special reward for being an early bird, you will receive 1x Shield I/O+ (with the port expander) as part of our first fabrication run at a reduced price. Includes free international shipping. (NO EUROPEAN ORDERS!)

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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    Shield I/O (Early Bird) | INT

    Hello fellow Arduino and BeagleBone Black fan! As a special reward for being an early bird, you will receive 1x Shield I/O (without the port expander) as part of our first fabrication run at a reduced price. Includes free international shipping. (NO EUROPEAN ORDERS!)

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    Shield I/O | INT

    You will receive 1x Shield I/O (without the port expander). Includes free international shipping. (NO EUROPEAN ORDERS!)

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    Shield I/O (Early Bird) | EU

    Hello fellow Arduino and BeagleBone Black fan! As a special reward for being an early bird, you will receive 1x Shield I/O (without the port expander) as part of our first fabrication run at a reduced price. Includes free European shipping.

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    Shield I/O+ | INT

    You will receive 1x Shield I/O+ (with the port expander). Includes free international shipping. (NO EUROPEAN ORDERS!)

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  • €29EUR
    Shield I/O+ (Early Bird) | EU

    Hello fellow Arduino and BeagleBone Black fan! As a special reward for being an early bird, you will receive 1x Shield I/O+ (with the port expander) as part of our first fabrication run at a reduced price. Includes free european shipping.

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    Shield I/O | EU

    You will receive 1x Shield I/O (without the port expander). Includes free European shipping.

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    Shield I/O+ | EU

    You will receive 1x Shield I/O+ (with the port expander). Includes free European shipping.

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    Package Name Print

    You will receive 1x Shield I/O+ (with the port expander) and your name* will be listed as a project supporter on the top side of the product packaging. Includes free international shipping. * nothing x-rated, crude, offensive or foul language

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  • €279EUR
    Product Name Print

    You will receive 1x Shield I/O+ (with the port expander) and your name* will be listed as a project supporter on the bottom side of every board of the upcoming production batch. Includes free international shipping. * nothing x-rated, crude, offensive or foul language

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