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Topic: Do you make your own arduino's? (Read 4 times) previous topic - next topic


Nov 25, 2009, 10:48 pm Last Edit: Nov 25, 2009, 10:50 pm by Odisej Reason: 1
just been wondering, has anyone else been doing he's (or her's) arduino's? If I count all that I have done at home, it goes like this:
4x serial single sided
5x serial double sided
3x freeduino (with USB ftdi chip)

And here they are, some of them that stayed at home (and two still waiting to be assambled)



You should probably have posted this in Development or Bar Sport for better results, but I suppose posting it here was accurate, as you are exhibiting your boards as well as asking others.

On topic though:  No, I have never made my own board :).  I'm still getting comfortable with Arduino, but maybe once I really get it entirely, I'll make my own clone.  I also don't have regular access to things like a Laser Printer or UV Exposure box, so that's contributed as well. :P


Since I build robots, I needed a board that is designed a bit different, or I needed to use shields. First option was cheaper and more appealing, so I have recently designed R-Dev-Ino, a Robotic Development Arduino (software) compatible board. It relates more to a Nano, as it doesn't have a FTDI on board. It has all digital and analog pins on one side, with power  and ground pins next to them and the I can chose which group of pins gets regulated or unregulated power. At the top of the board there are the ISP and FTDI connectors and at the bottom there are the power connectors. The fourth side features a double mirrored I2C connector so the boards can be stacked directly or sideways. Below the I2C connector there is a small prototyping area so I can customize it depending on my needs. I am using 4 R-Dev-Ino boards on my robot and I'm very pleased how well they work. I am uploading code using a Basic FTDI board from SparkFun.

Here are some pictures:


I've made several boards, mostly using variations on the circuit of the RBBB from modern device company adding or subtracting bits as required for my project of the day.


I have made a few custom boards based on minimalist designs and using perfboard.

but my fav board at the moment has to be the RBBB for its size and simplicity and lack of bugs XD

pics of couple of my customs:

had to try it at least XD works nicely..

one of my 1st custom boards that is now being turned into a robot board,
attached behind it is a 6 transistor (3904, 3906) H-bridge pair.
B-dui in creation.

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