ShieldI/O Cape

Our ShieldI/O Cape provides the ability to mount (almost) every Arduino Shield on the BeagleBone Black, no matter if it’s using 3.3V or 5V logic levels. Changing from 3.3V to 5V is done by software. 

It can also be ordered with an onboard 16 pin I/O expander which is accessible over the I2C bus.


Electrical Specifications

Power Supply 3.3V from BeagleBone Black and 5V from external Vcc Connector on BeagleBone Black
Indication 2 orange LED indicating 3.3V and 5V supply
Connectors 14 digital I/O (of which 5 provide PWM output)
6 analog inputs (up to 5V)
1 I2C bus
1 SPI bus
optionally: 16 pin I/O expander


ShieldI/O+ is currently on stock, find it in our online store. Tax Free shopping for orders outside the EU.

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Dimension Value (mm)
Width 86.5
Length 58.5
Height** 20

** including Connectors