Arduino Shields

Wireless SD Shield

The Wireless SD shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using a wireless module. It is based on the Xbee modules from Digi, but can use any module with the same footprint.

Wireless SD Shield

Wireless SD Shield Front view

The module can communicate up to 30 m indoors or 300 m outdoors (with line-of-sight).

It can be used as a serial/usb replacement or you can put it into a command mode and configure it for a variety of broadcast and mesh networking options.

The shields breaks out each of the Xbee’s pins to a through-hole solder pad.

Included on board is a SD card slot. When using the SD Library to access the card, Pin 4 is CS and cannot be used otherwise. SPI also relies on pins 11, 12, and 13 for communication.

An on-board switch allows the wireless module to communicate with the USB-to-serial converter or with the microntroller.

Wireless SD Shield Back view

More about this Shield.

An older version of this shield is Xbee.


A newer version of this shield is Wireless SD Shield