When burning the Bootloader onto an Arduino, the typical way is to use a solderless breadboard and some jumper wires. The problem is this can take a long time, and doesn’t work well if you need to burn multiple chips.
Now you don’t have to worry with all that! Introducing the Arduino Bootloading Shield! This shield contains a 28 pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket, allowing quick and easy inserting of ATMega328P chips. There is also a crystal and capacitors and a 10K pull-up resistor on the reset line. There is also a FTDI Header, so you can use this shield to program new chips using an FTDI cable!
The Shield has also been cut short, so it does not interfere with the USB, power and possible Ethernet connectors.