Picaxe shield AXE401 (UPDATED)
Well following the posting here about the Picaxe / arduino compatible shields PCB kit I decided to buy one to see just how compatible it really is. After all at 12.50 UKP (including the govt theft of 20% VAT) not a high price to pay for being able to mate a Picaxe base to a whole slew of Arduino Shields of various flavours.
The kit is in the picture you can buy them pre-assembled ( but nil stock at present) PLUS with this kit you get a developement board that looks very "lilypad in style", not sure yet if i will use it straight off as I like my breadboard versatility (ie. I can screw up & fix in seconds no soldering/ solder wicking etc.) perhaps once I have decided on a more "permanent "circuit of some kind I will use the developement board to hold it.
The one odd thing at least to my way of thinking is that the 90 degree connectors to add plug-ins (5 pin) are an optional extra BUT the web buying page
has no facility to "tick" that requirement if you want it you have to hunt back thro the site add to basket (watch out for time outs). bit frustrating & time consuming. may be you have to join the frequent buyers list or something.
when i put it together I will add the phot's and show some of the shields i have connected to it.