hey awesome designs! Why not make the top design have .6" wide, and also replicate the Arduino Mini pin mapping?
Just curious, why switch to the 10 pin header on the larger board? IIRC, the same signals are present as the 6 pin, just in a different form factor, so this would just mean you need an adapter if you're set up with a 6 pin cable (for example the avrispmkII).
also, i didnt switch, both form factors are there
Your efforts are really interesting. Youve almost made a non-mini mini! Im in the middle of designing some boards for projects I have in the fire (to be shipped off to gold phoenix via sparkfun) myself so I appreciate the attempt at 'building a better mousetrap'. Although Im curious, this latest board of yours and pauls barebones leaves me asking, is it barebones *enough*? Why the inclusion of the vreg, status leds, and second serial header at the far end? I imagine you could bust it down to 2" and chip off another $5 without the extra parts. Then it would be as barebones as you could get while saving some time wiring the reset button, icsp, resonator etc. Its just a thought but I like extremes.
And on a side note, can anyone tell me the difference between these boards that use a resonator vs the original 'duinos that use an xtal & seperate caps? Any reason to use one over the other?
hey Limor,do you think there's space to put pin identifying numbers on? The newbie crowd needs that. Me too these days, or better glasses. It's a very tight layout though... maybe stickers for the breadboard, between the power busses and the rows? Like training wheels. D