Discovering other types of shields
Arduino provides various shields. Let’s place some of these in categories.
Providing additional connectivity
MKR boards come in different variants, providing different connectivity options. One popular connectivity option is Wi-Fi. There are other connectivity options that you will not find as MKR boards, but you can get a shield for some of these:
- The MKR ETH Shield will let you plug an Ethernet cable into your MKR board. This is useful for environments where wireless signals would interfere with the operation of other machinery, such as in a medical setting. This shield also provides an SD card slot for data logging purposes.
- The MKR 485 Shield will let you connect to a legacy industrial system and communicate with it. This shield lets you implement communications using the serial protocol.