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CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

Caliber Mengsk


Ok, price seems more achievable now.
What will set it apart from these aside from the reset switch?
the 3.3V & 5V Promini,
http://www.gravitech.us/arpromi5v.html $17
the ardweeny,
http://www.solarbotics.com/products/kardw $10
the RBBB,
http://shop.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-kit $13
the Boardino
http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=72 $17.50
and others, such as
the no longer procurable iduino clone
http://spiffie.org/kits/iduino/

or this list?
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/SimilarBoards


@CrossRoads: O-o... if that's accurate, then I could get 5000 circuits for $95 (assuming + shipping as well) That's amazing!

Well, the ones at or lower the same cost, 5v regulator, the ones above, it's cheaper for practically the same thing. besides that, I made a ground for every i/o pin. Like I said, my main idea for it is for models and rc vehicles, so it makes it easier to just attach the signal from one pin and the ground to another. Effectively for people who don't want to solder. Because you can buy it pre-soldered with the pin headers and everything, you don't have to know electronics, you can just use a wire wrapper. (I was also intending on selling LED's with a resistor in line, and either pre-program it, or make a program in VB to set up the lights and such... but that's more down the line.

Pretty much the only major differences is that it does have the 5v regulator, will come with or solder on male headers, and doesn't have the reset button (mainly due to all of my grounds taking up the space XD) You could still add in a reset switch by attaching a button between the 5v, and reset pins of the FTDI connectors, so if you needed a reset button, it's still easy enough to add one.

CrossRoads

Not too manyboards come without the 5v regulator, of one type or another.
The ground per I/O pin could come in handy.
100 square inches divided by 2 square inches, so just 50 boards for $95.
Prices come down with quantity, like all things.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

retrolefty

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Prices come down with quantity, like all things.


Except maybe for divorces?

Lefty

CrossRoads

Well, all things electronic anyways :)
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

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