The two boards are connected via UART, SPI, I2C or logic-level pin signalling.
And there are current limiting resistors to protect the Raspberry Pi’s inputs.
The shield can be powered using the onboard 2.1mm barrel jack or micro USB port and offers support for up to 2.5A of current.
As described on the Hackster Profar blog, as features go, the Shield sports a reset switch, power LED, Arduino pin 13 LED, Pi GPIO pin 13 LED, headers for full Arduino pin access, and ICSP header for AVR microcontrollers.
The shield is now available on Burgessworld’s Tindie page for $23.95.
This includes several brass standoffs, 5V 2.5A power supply, and three male to female jumper wires. You also get example sketches for Serial/SPI/I2C/logic-level communications for both the Pi Zero (W) and Arduino boards (via GitHub), as well as instructions for configuring the Pi to utilise those communication protocols.