|Adafruit Motorshield Breadboard Area|
SainSmart L293D Motor Drive Shield For Arduino
The motorshield is not a stackable shield for good reason. It uses almost all the pins on the shield to control motor and servos and it gets tricky to pick which ones are not being used. When your hooking up wires to your motorshield you will usually have to either solder the wires to a pin on the outer area of the motorshield or to the small breadboard Pins A0 through A5 are all analog, but fortunately you can also use them as digital input pins as well.
|Adafruit Stackable Header Kit|
The items needed are pretty small. You need to order the Adafruit stacking header pin kit found here.
Arduino Stackable Header Kit
You will also need a soldering iron and solder and that is it.
Cutting Down the Headers
The Adafruit kit comes with 2 six pin headers and 2 eight pin headers. For this to work you will have to cut down one of the 8 pin headers to
|Cut down headers|
|Pins Trimmed to 1/4"|
Starting with the row of pins closest to the center
insert the first header and flip the board over and solder all the pins in place. Be careful not to run the solder between any pins causing a short. When your done insert the next row and repeat two more times. After your done your will now have a small breadboard area that you can use female jumper wires in to make your connections. Much easier than soldering wires in place.