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Does anyone know of a supplier that produces a 'pro' version of the Arduino Mega 2560.

What I mean by 'pro' is a board with similar layout and functionality to the Mega, but without the headers, the power connector or the USB connector.

I'm getting to the end of a project based on the Mega, and I want to make several copies for permanent installation. I guess I'm looking for a Mega version of the Arduino Mini or Arduino Pro Mini.

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Hi,

Does anyone know of a supplier that produces a 'pro' version of the Arduino Mega 2560.

What I mean by 'pro' is a board with similar layout and functionality to the Mega, but without the headers, the power connector or the USB connector.

I'm getting to the end of a project based on the Mega, and I want to make several copies for permanent installation. I guess I'm looking for a Mega version of the Arduino Mini or Arduino Pro Mini.

Cheers

thanks

Are you asking for something like this?

http://jkdevices.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=49

You provide regulated power, a crystal and two capacitors on the crystal pins, and a 6 pin header and you can program this with an AVRISP II or many other programmers.   This guy guves you a $12 chip, a $1 board, and his soldering expertise for $25 which seeems like a fair enough markup if you can't solder these yourself.  You can get this board and do it yourself if you want.

To do the soldering yourself:

http://www.futurlec.com/SMD_Adapters.shtml#100PINTQFP (100 pin TQFP)  Use the .5mm pitch side.  Note that these guys are very slow shippers, I would look for the same thing from an eBay seller with good feedback instead.
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Are you asking for something like this?

similar, yes, but I'd prefer something with the same form-factor as the arduino Mega and no solderering
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I have never found one.  Just clip off the headers and desolder the pins.  Or you could fab your own board for a lot less than you paid for the MEGA.  Plus you could use the MEGA for something else.
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How many of these somewhat stripped down Mega's do you want?
It would take a little bit to put a PL together, buy the boards & parts, and send to an assembly house, and have a stencil made.
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There's this...

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10743

Not quite the same form factor and it has pain-in-the-arse connectors (although they do sell leads to fit them), but maybe that'd do the job?
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I managed to find exactly what I wanted here.....

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11007

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I managed to find exactly what I wanted here.....

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11007

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I did not even know they sold that.  Looks good, though I do object to the price a little bit since this is a $10 chip (in 100s qty) attached to a $1 board and the rest of the parts that I see are about a buck.  But I guess they can get whatever they get for it.
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