ZIF Socket Shield for Arduino V2 – Atmega328P programmer – DIY Soldering Kit

CAD 6.90

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CANADUINO ZIF Socket Shield for Arduino V2 DIY Soldering Kit means no more fiddling around with bent leads and DIP sockets!

You are using your Arduino UNO board to program blank chips for use on breadboards or in other circuits? Always trying to remove the chip without bending the leads?

Here comes the solution for your programming needs:
This little board just hooks up like any other shield to your Arduino Uno R3 (or compatible) and gives you the liberty of inserting and removing your Atmega328P chips without wear, bending legs or breaking the socket.

The shield does not do anything else than move your Atmega328P-PU* from the UNO board to the ZIF socket. Extremely convenient for programming multiple chips in a short time, or to flash a program and then move the chip to a breadboard.

CANADUINO ZIF Socket Programming Shield for Arduino V2 comes with an ICSP header and long, stackable leads. It can be used as an ICSP programmer in combination with an USBtinyISP as well – no Arduino board required.

The ZIF socket adapter also has cutouts to make the Arduino UNO onboard LEDs visible.

  • 4 stackable long lead shield headers (without signal print)
  • ZIF programming socket for Atmega328 / Atmega328P
  • 16MHz crystal for the controller
  • ICSP header
  • necessary other parts

CANADUINO ZIF Socket Shield Datasheet

Extra long, stackable headers with signal names printed on both sides are optionally available HERE.

Download assembling/operating instructions (older model)

6 reviews for ZIF Socket Shield for Arduino V2 – Atmega328P programmer – DIY Soldering Kit

  1. 4 out of 5

    tim.campbell (verified owner)

    There is one major undocumented flaw: PULL THE ATMEGA328 from your Uno before installing this shield. This shield replaces the MCU, not used in conjunction with an MCU.

    Otherwise, this is a wonderful product. I started with an Uno specifically so I could program chips (to transfer to a breadboard or custom PCB). The ZIF socket makes it so easy to insert/extract chips. Your system simply sees an Uno: no need to load ArduinoISP.

  2. volkerforster

    The description explains it, and the images in the gallery show it very clearly as well: The MCU chip needs to move from the UNO to the ZIF socket shield.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Frank in KY

    This is exactly what I needed. I have several Arduino projects where I need to program the ATMega chip on the UNO R3 and transfer the programmed chip to my project. This shield allows much easier repeated insertion and extraction of the chip in the ZIF socket. Assembled easily and works perfectly. There are no assembly instructions included but the part placement is clearly marked, just solder the parts into place and it’s ready.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Volodymyr Krasnikov

    Solid ZIF socket with supporting board

  5. 5 out of 5


    Not a bad ideal when you need to burn a lot of chips. Some of the pin holes didn’t let the IC chip go into the holder. But, after some fine adjustments by forcing some of the slots openings wider, it worked out fine. Of course you have to put it all together yourself, which wasn’t a problem. I tested it, and it worked fine.

  6. 5 out of 5

    sylvain.marc.girard (verified owner)

    I’m just finished soldering it and tried it. Works like a charm. This will make me save a lot of time programming my numerous Atmega328 IC. I’m very happy with it.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Great product- works as it should!

    It does just what it describes. It allows you to move the microcontroller (atmega328) on an arduino uno r3 to a zif socket for easy swapping. Assembly is a breeze if you have basic soldering experience. Works just as it should.

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