Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter Hookup Guide

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Introduction

Note: This shield has been updated to v1.1. The only difference in the revision is a single jumper to isolate the Vcc power from 5V. Just in case users accidentally connect 5V to the ISP pins (the Teensy is a 3.3V board).

The Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter is a useful tool for upgrading existing projects to a more powerful controller. If you have an Arduino shield you'd love to use, but prefer working with the Teensy, then this product is just what you need!

Teensy Adapter

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, we recommend you have access to the following materials.

As this adapter was originally designed for the Teensy 3.1, we recommend using either the Teensy 3.1 or 3.2. However, th footprint is compatible with the Teensy LC (not all of the features available on the adapter are compatible with the LC... see Teensy Compatibility section).

Teensy LC

Teensy LC

DEV-13305
$12.95
16
Teensy 3.2

Teensy 3.2

DEV-13736
$19.80
65

Teensy 3.1

DEV-12646
35 Retired

In addition to the Teensy, you will need a micro-USB cable (examples below):

SparkFun Rugged microB Cable - 1m

CAB-14742
USB Micro-B Cable - 6"

USB Micro-B Cable - 6"

CAB-13244
$1.95
3
Reversible USB A to Reversible Micro-B Cable - 0.3m

Reversible USB A to Reversible Micro-B Cable - 0.3m

CAB-15429
$2.95
Reversible USB A to Reversible Micro-B Cable - 0.8m

Reversible USB A to Reversible Micro-B Cable - 0.8m

CAB-15428
$3.95

To assemble the adapter shield, you will need some soldering equipment (examples below):

Solder - 1/4lb Spool (0.032") Special Blend

Solder - 1/4lb Spool (0.032") Special Blend

TOL-10243
$24.95
5
Weller WLC100 Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 Soldering Station

TOL-14228
$44.95
1
SparkFun Safety Glasses

SparkFun Safety Glasses

SWG-11046
$4.95
3
Electronic Snippers

Electronic Snippers

TOL-10447
$14.95
5
SparkFun Beginner Tool Kit

SparkFun Beginner Tool Kit

TOL-14681
$54.95
Solder Wick #2 25ft. - TechSpray

Solder Wick #2 25ft. - TechSpray

TOL-08775
$16.95
3

Suggested Reading

If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, please review them before beginning to work with the Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter.