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EasyPlug is an Arduino sensor shield



EasyPlug — designed by InXus Interactive — is a versatile sensor shield for Arduino boards. According to a company rep, the EasyPlug allows Makers to connect a plethora of sensors to their board in just seconds.

Key shield specs include:

  • 

6 analog sensor inputs
  • Compatible with VERVE sensors
  • Supports standard “analogRead(pin#)” command
  • Uses any 3.5mm stereo cable
  • Equipped with mounting holes
  • Includes 6 unique colored cables (so sensors aren’t confused)
  • Stackable with other shields
  • No soldering required

“All of our sensors are designed to be easy to use, right out of the box. Plug in a cable (provided) and the sensor is ready to go,” InXus rep Jordan Linford explained in a recent Kickstarter post.

“We’ve picked the most useful and fun sensors for you. But we’re adding more all the time, so you should be able to find a sensor to fit your needs.”

Current EasyPlug sensors include those to measure/monitor force, touch, light, turns, pushbuttons, motion, magnets, sound and temperature.

“Last but not least is the DIY sensor. This sensor is meant for people who already have some background in electronics and want an easy way to connect their sensors to an Arduino,” said Jordan.

“The DIY sensor contains 0.1” spacing GND, signal, and 3.3V pins. It also has on-board pull-up and pull-down breakout pins that accept through-hole resistors. If you need more room or have more complicated analog sensors, you can plug the DIY sensor into your breakout bread.”

Interested in learning more? You can check out the project’s official Kickstarter page here.