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Arduino USB Host Shield



Allows you to turn your Arduino into a USB host to connect keyboard, mouse etc.

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USB protocol defines two types of devices, one is the host, the other is the peripheral. The host controls the peripheral and provides it with power. In the Arduino Host shield there is a separate chip (MAX3421E) which allows USB Host support. The USB Host shield slots in to your Arduino to turn it in to a USB Host.

There is a USB type A female connector powered with 5V as with any other USB port. The host shield draws power from the Vin pin on the Arduino.

To get started using your new Arduino shield check out the helpful start up guide from Arduino.

Don’t forget, you’ll need an Arduino too! Luckily you can get one from our website here DIY Arduinos.

Technical Specifications:

  •          Contents

– Board

  •          Function

– USB Host Board

  •          Platform

– Arduino

  •          Type

– Interface

  •          Utilized IC /Part

– MAX3421E


General Uses and Applications

Arduinos are multifunctional boards; therefore, multiple modules have been developed to accommodate a wide range of uses. The USB Host shield allows you to plug in devices such as joysticks, game controllers, phones, digital cameras, Bluetooth dongles and the list goes on.

Check out some of these projects by other makers to get an idea of the wide range of uses this shield offers.

Interface a Wii remote with Arduino.

Interface a USB Missile Launcher with Arduino.

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