Go Down

Topic: looking for 'Old School' kit (Read 646 times) previous topic - next topic

rohmell

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).
rohmell@yahoo.com  (yes, I am posing my email, spam does not bother me, I have filters)

johnwasser

Look at the Single Sided Serial design: http://arduino.cc/it/Main/ArduinoBoardSerialSingleSided3

It's a single-sided board, all through-hole parts, and uses a D9 for serial I/O.
Send Bitcoin tips to: 1L3CTDoTgrXNA5WyF77uWqt4gUdye9mezN
Send Litecoin tips to : LVtpaq6JgJAZwvnVq3ftVeHafWkcpmuR1e

rohmell

Yes, that is what I am looking for, unfortunately there are no vendors of thisbare board, I would have to make it myself.

Jack Christensen

Well the Eagle files are there. Haven't looked at them, but shouldn't be a huge deal to send them off to be made.

James C4S

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Arduino/A000006/?qs=%2fha2pyFadugxINhgyo%252boBv5peA0LG8F%2fgWJ0byijsBKJ6aq0MyYCGw%3d%3d
Capacitor Expert By Day, Enginerd by night.  ||  Personal Blog: www.baldengineer.com  || Electronics Tutorials for Beginners:  www.addohms.com

rohmell

#5
Aug 16, 2012, 11:30 pm Last Edit: Aug 16, 2012, 11:33 pm by rohmell Reason: 1
Yes! Thank you for the info about the Mouser boards, I didn't know they had stuff like that.
Upon further research, I also found this vendor with the serial boards:

http://store.nkcelectronics.com/freeduino-serial-v20-p20.html

I like the version from Mouser in that it uses transistors for the serial-to-TTL converision.

Thanks to all for the help.

James C4S

The mouser board is the original arduino pcb design.
Capacitor Expert By Day, Enginerd by night.  ||  Personal Blog: www.baldengineer.com  || Electronics Tutorials for Beginners:  www.addohms.com

rohmell

Thanks for that info.
I have placed an initial order for 5 of the Mouser boards, and am going to do the same for NCK version soon.
Thanks for all the helpful replies.

Go Up
 


Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

Arduino
via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131
Italy