It’s an (extremely simple) open source hardware kit, but we feel that it fills an important niche. We’ve put together a promotional video to explain.
From the Googly Eye Shield FAQ:FAQ
1. What, exactly, does the Googly Eye Shield for Arduino do?
It adds googly eyes to your Arduino (or shield-compatible clone).
2. No, really– What does it do?
Yes, really: It adds googly eyes to your Arduino!
3. Are you serious?
Yes, absolutely! It really does add googly eyes to your Arduino.
4. What else can you use it for?
Lots! Even without the googly eyes, this is the missing “blank” Arduino shield– a low-cost, bare-bones multipurpose platform. We could have called this the “Insulator Shield for Arduino” — it’s a big flat empty surface that you can use for all kinds of things, without pesky electronics getting in your way. The only electrical features are a neat row of breakout holes, on a 0.1″ grid, right next to the edge connectors.Mount a solid-state relay or a battery pack or a speaker. You can use it to raise up many types of Arduino shields for extra altitude, providing a handy storage shelf underneath. You can mount a mini breadboard to the top, and use it as a low-cost prototyping shield. The possibilities are not particularly limited.
5. What if I don’t want googly eyes on my Arduino?
The googly eyes are (we hate to admit) optional. Just skip that step of the assembly instructions if you really don’t want googly eyes. (Also, what is wrong with you?)The Googly Eye Shield is an open source hardware design. Complete documentation about this kit, including assembly instructions and design files will be added this week to the Evil Mad Science Wiki.
Googly Eye Shield kits are in stock and shipping at the Evil Mad Science Shop.