This post follows the Getting Started with nRF24L01+ on Arduino. If the resulting board from that is a little too rough around the edges, it can be built instead on a proper prototype shield for a few more dollars.
Stuff we need
The changes from the original Getting Started board are that you need these parts instead of the corresponding parts from that post.
You still need these…
- 2.4G Wireless nRF24L01+ Module $4.00
- 2.54mm 2x4Pin Female Header (5Pcs) $1.50
- Solder cable – 7cm (10pcs) $0.50 (Or get some wire at Home Depot and cut it yourself)
Follow the instructions in the Getting Started with nRF24L01+ on Arduino. The protoshield doesn’t have labels on the grid, so you can use the photos for reference.
The stackable headers are handy because you can stack another sheild atop it. However, the radio is a little too high for that. You have a couple options:
- Skip the 2×4 header and solder the module directly to the shield.
- Add a second set of stackable headers, so the shield atop this one is up a bit higher still.