StickyBUG – Make Your Own Arduino Shield

David John Barker (The guy behind my favourite programming IDE Swordfish Basic) has started up a Kickstarter campaign today where you can pledge for some StickyBUG’s!


But what are StickyBUGs? Good question, but first some background information.

Arduino is a great versatile electronics / programming platform that allows you to plug in various shields for you to create all sorts of different projects. The only problem is though that if you wanted to make a project that had a real time clock, an SD card slot and some seven segment displays, you would need multiple shields all stacked one on top of the other. This can get quite bulky and almost impracticable if you wanted it to be mounted in a box to be used as some sort of permanent hand held unit.

But with StickyBUG you can have one stickySHIELD and then plug in some tiny StickyBUG modules into the one stickySHIELD and significantly reduce the size of your project. Or you can customise your project with all manner of different StickyBUGs to make, well, all sorts of different projects.

Here’s a quote from the Kickstarter campaign page:

StickyBUGs are small, modular boards that enable you to very quickly make your own shield, with no wiring or soldering required! Take a handful of stickyBUGs, plug them into the main stickySHIELD and you are ready to go! Full sample and library code is provided.  StickyBUGs can be placed in any order, making them the ultimate configurable solution for Arduino development. Now you can create the shield you want that will fit perfectly into your next project. Fast, configurable and low cost make stickyBUGs an ideal addition to any makers toolbox.

Here’s the list of StickyBUGs that are currently available:



To check out the campaign (and to pledge for some StickyBUGs if you so choose to) visit:


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