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n00b

Anyone have a simple layout for the stand alone Arduino on stripboard?

I appreciate stripboard may be simple to work with, but have never used it myself.

halley

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Feb 09, 2009, 04:23 pm Last Edit: Feb 09, 2009, 04:23 pm by halley Reason: 1
By stripboard, I think you mean the kind of prototyping circuit board that has all holes in each column attached, like this:



In which case, the answer would be to lay it out the same way as the solderless-breadboard, but cut the stripboard traces in one big channel between the DIP pins.

Here's an example.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11328208@N00/230313607/

n00b

yes that is the stipboard i mean! :)

so i can just drill down the middle column if i wanted, and treat it just the same as a breadbord but just use a bus on one side :)

is there a way to fit ISP on, as i cant see a way to fit the 6pin (3x2) on stripboard?

Grumpy_Mike

If you want to fit differently connected stuff in adjacent holes in both X and Y direction then you have to cut a thin strip out of the copper with a sharp knife. Do it before you solder in the components, it is easer than it sounds.

You can get X and Y strip board that is with the strips horizontal on one side and vertical on the other. I got a board like that about 15 years ago and I haven't come up with a use for it yet, it does my head in. :o

westfw

Stripboard seems to have its own sort of design methodology, not quite the same as protoboards.  However, it's not used much in the US (instead, the "pad per hole" boards are popular, which I don't understand.)

http://iouzo.blogspot.com/2008/12/arduino-on-veriboard.html is one example; google turns up several other hits...

peter247

I don`t like how the wires are routed on top of the chip.

I would route my wires around the chips or solder under the board.
http://peter224722.blogspot.com

imagitronics

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Feb 10, 2009, 04:49 am Last Edit: Feb 10, 2009, 04:50 am by imagitronics Reason: 1
I've always been a big fan of these Radio Shack boards that are laid out just like a standard breadboard:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102846



Makes it ridiculously simple to transfer to a more permanent board (albeit at the expense of size).

n00b

Thanks guys, gave it a go, liked it so much I threw in a DB9 connector
and 7404 IC for Serial Connection!

Not bad for my very first board, even if i do say so myself!


jezuz

Ima pull a total noob bomb here...

so ure saying that if i wanted, i could "get rid" of extra unneeded pieces of my arduino and buy more of needed ones, and make my own?????

also, i have noticed that on consumer electronics' boards, they have like custom metalic plating on the back of the board (u knw, not in strips, but in specific patters and shapes), does that really matter, or could one remake the arduino on, essentially, a breadboard?

n00b

I made my first one on a breadbored, just paid £3 for the Atmega168, and away i went.

Keep the one you have as they do some  stunning thing that will come in handy the more you find out about them. (using it as a ISP is my next plan)

anyway here is the link to the breadbored Arduino with Serial Connections for programming your code (you can leave out the Serial Connections is you already have a arduino, as you can just program the chip on that and then transfer to run on the breadboard)  

http://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/sdaniels/physcomp/tutorials/Arduino_standalone/ard_hack.html

Im i total noob, but you pick things up so fast, and everyone is super nice here, where there is no such thing as a stupid question!

jezuz

yay! now i knw

best online community ever!!

westfw

There are also quite a few people selling bare boards for stripped down Ardunio-like machines, often for cheaper than you could buy a piece of un-etched copper clad or stripboard.

NKC "Runtime" board: http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=yhst-82942516561161&query=runtime&vwcatalog=yhst-82942516561161&.autodone=http://www.nkcelectronics.com/arduino.html
MDC Bare Bones (and Really Bare Bones): http://moderndevice.com/RBBB_revB.shtml
AdaFruit BoArduino: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19&sessid=c8b4b996ce4642b8c363ac4fed68c512

westfw

PS: N00b's stripboard looks really nice - care to post closeup photos of both sides of your stripboard layout, and/or instructions?  Thanks!

Andrew

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Feb 10, 2009, 12:37 pm Last Edit: Feb 10, 2009, 12:38 pm by Andrew Reason: 1
n00b, you said

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I made my first one on a breadbored, just paid £3 for the Atmega168, and away i went.


Did you get it from coolcomponents.co.uk, only on their site it doesn't say whether or not the chip comes complete with Arduino bootloader already programmed?

By the way, your stripboard version looks very neat.

Andrew

n00b

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Did you get it from coolcomponents.co.uk, only on their site it doesn't say whether or not the chip comes complete with Arduino bootloader already programmed?


No, i got my ones off of a eBay seller, not sure if it counts as spam to post there info?

But just checked, and if you type into eBay:
"Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller with Arduino Bootloader"
they are the only people who come up  ;)

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PS: N00b's stripboard looks really nice - care to post closeup photos of both sides of your stripboard layout, and/or instructions?  Thanks!


You flatter me, I will post a layout step by step for my next one this week, just want to get it a little more compact, now iv got my head round stripboard.

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