Hello to All,
i don't know if this is the proper place for this query, but here goes anyway;
I am looking for an bare PCB, or more likely an Arduino kit that uses the 'old school' original method of communication with the host, a serial port DE-9 connector on the board.
I have tons and tons of thru-hole parts, and plenty of these DE-9 connectors, and would like to construct a few Arduino boards using my existing inventory.
I have seen schematics that use the MAX232 or a 7404 hex inverter as the level converter, either would be fine as I have tons of these parts also.
I have seen plenty of the kits that use the USB interface, even the ones with the SMT device already soldered onto the board, etc, but I want to go in the opposite direction, and utilize my inventory of thru-hole componentry.
I figure I could build 25-30 of these type of units, keep one for myself and donate the remainder to the local university's Engineering program (If they still have computers with serial ports!)
So essentially what I am asking for is, if anyone knows of a vendor that has bare PCBs of the Arduino serial variety.
I have seen some from India, but S&H is prohibitive(I am in the USA).firstname.lastname@example.org
(yes, I am posing my email, spam does not bother me, I have filters)