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Hi all,

i would like to make a stand alone Arduino, and à guess what i should buy.

Found this : http://fr.hobbytronics.co.uk/arduino-atmega328-hardcore

and i think i should buy this also to avoir voltage trouble : http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/ftdi-basic

Do i need somethig else ?
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Hi

That pretty much gets you there.  Depending on how permanent you're intending this to be, you'll also want some kind of connection for the power input, whether that be a 2.1mm socket for a wall wart, or something to wire your battery to.

You'll also need a row of 5 male headers and a 1uF ceramic capacitor so you can wire in your connection for programming it via the FTDI breakout.
(check Nick Gammon's explanation, about half way down that page for how that's wired.

Cheers ! Geoff
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Hi all,

i would like to make a stand alone Arduino, and à guess what i should buy.

Found this : http://fr.hobbytronics.co.uk/arduino-atmega328-hardcore

You only really need the atmega328 chip, but that will do.

and i think i should buy this also to avoir voltage trouble : http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/ftdi-basic

FTDI programming is very limited. You'd be far better off with one of these: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=arduino+isp+programmer

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Hi all,

i would like to make a stand alone Arduino, and à guess what i should buy.

Found this : http://fr.hobbytronics.co.uk/arduino-atmega328-hardcore

You only really need the atmega328 chip, but that will do.

and i think i should buy this also to avoir voltage trouble : http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/ftdi-basic

FTDI programming is very limited. You'd be far better off with one of these: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=arduino+isp+programmer



What do you mean by fdti programming is very limited ?

The link product you show me is for bootloader, and i think i will take already bootloaded atmega.
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What do you mean by fdti programming is very limited ?

Exactly that. The only thing you can do with it is upload a program to a chip which has a bootloader.

The link product you show me is for bootloader, and i think i will take already bootloaded atmega.

Not just for bootloaders, it works with the Arduino IDE for uploading programs to bare chips. You just choose a programmer instead of a COM port.

Plus...
  • You don't need bootloaders any more (the Mega328 chips will cost you less!)
  • You can work with other chips (eg. ATtiny84, ATtiny85). Once you get into using bare chips you'll eventually want to do this (smaller, less legs, less soldering).
  • You can set fuse bits on the chips (eg. so you don't need external crystal to make them work)
  • ...and a lot of other things, too
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What do you mean by fdti programming is very limited ?

Exactly that. The only thing you can do with it is upload a program to a chip which has a bootloader.

The link product you show me is for bootloader, and i think i will take already bootloaded atmega.

Not just for bootloaders, it works with the Arduino IDE for uploading programs to bare chips. You just choose a programmer instead of a COM port.

Plus...
  • You don't need bootloaders any more (the Mega328 chips will cost you less!)
  • You can work with other chips (eg. ATtiny84, ATtiny85). Once you get into using bare chips you'll eventually want to do this (smaller, less legs, less soldering).
  • You can set fuse bits on the chips (eg. so you don't need external crystal to make them work)
  • ...and a lot of other things, too


Sounds great... think i will go for it !
Thx
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One last question : do i need 10x6 or 10x10 pin cable ?
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One last question : do i need 10x6 or 10x10 pin cable ?

6 pin for Arduino work...

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