Are you ready to make some embedded projects and experiment with your Raspberry Pi? The Prototyping Pi Plate Kit (now available in the Maker Shed) fits right on top of your Pi and gives you plenty of prototyping goodness. It has a large prototyping area with “breadboard style” and “perfboard style” traces for chips sensors, etc. Along the edges of the proto area, all the GPIO/I2C/SPI and power pins are broken out for easy connection. On the edges of the prototyping area, all of the breakout pins are connected to labeled 3.5mm screw-terminal blocks. This way you can semi-permanently attach wires, sensors, LEDs, etc. Finally, it has a SOIC surface mount chip breakout area just in case you need it. What would you come up with using this shield? I’m thinking a MAME controller interface, but that’s just me.