Introducing our second project, the Arduino Stripper (first was the USB Temperature Thingy
. Still looking for a decent name for it, btw)Does the world really need a yaac (Yet Another Arduino Clone?):
Allow me to explain. I love using the little Arduino Pro Mini from Sparkfun
. These little boards are perfect for space constrained and low voltage applications. I have built a number of projects using it. My only problem using it was that I always had to solder components/sensors directly on to it which is a) ugly and b) prone to short-circuiting. To solve this problem, I started building bare minimal Arduino's using perf/strip boards which is almost perfect space wise, but becomes a really laborious work (2-3 hours to get it all right) Sometimes, I just need an Arduino for a quick idea I have in my head and neither of the above two options quite cut it.
Necessity is often the mother of an invention, and the Arduino Stripper is a perfect example. I built it to solve my own problem and love it for its small size, rapid prototyping, and flexibility.
Its a complete Arduino Board. See the video below to see it in action:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cRSKLPLPfg
Did I say it's 100% arduino compatible. To get started all you have to do is:
1. Select "Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (3.3V, 8MHz) w/ ATmega328" from the Arduino IDE.
2. Open Examples->Basics->Blink sketch from the File menu
You will see the on board LED blink! Throw your components on it and you are good to go.Features:
1. Arduino Pro Mini compatible (ATmega328 running at 8MHz with external resonator)
2. 3.3V regulator
3. Access to all Arduino pins (Analog/Digital inputs, Reset, TX/RX etc)
4. 1.6" X 2"
5. Plenty of prototyping space for most projects!
6. FTDI programming header
7. ICSP programming header (yes! you can burn your own boot loader)
8. DC input 3.3V up to 12VDimensions:
2" X 1.6"
Here are some images:
View from my zoom microscope
I will bring 5 of these along on Wednesday. All were hand made in our lab, by our master electronics artist (name withheld due to fear of instant celebrityhood). Giving them away at cost price minus the labor. A crisp $10 bill, is all it takes. Once we become famous ....hehehe...we will probably be selling these for bout $29.