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aharper

I have several Arduino projects in mind. As I plan the step that go from prototyping, coding, testing, etc, I can't help about the final step of creating the end product with my Arduino.
In short, that final step involves taking the Arduino with all the proto wires and proto board, removing all the proto stuff and creating the final monolithic, or semi monolithic product. I'm gambling everyone is gonna respond to this question with "use a shield that daughter's the Arduino" or something like that.
Looking forward to your answers/suggestions.

Al

Paul_KD7HB

I have several Arduino projects in mind. As I plan the step that go from prototyping, coding, testing, etc, I can't help about the final step of creating the end product with my Arduino.
In short, that final step involves taking the Arduino with all the proto wires and proto board, removing all the proto stuff and creating the final monolithic, or semi monolithic product. I'm gambling everyone is gonna respond to this question with "use a shield that daughter's the Arduino" or something like that.
Looking forward to your answers/suggestions.

Al

Perhaps you can tell us how many of each project you intend to make and what you intend to do with them.

Paul

CrossRoads

There are several of us that can combine the Arduino functionality into  single custom board that you can mount into some kind of enclosure for end use.

For example, here is a card I offer that is based on the '328P, I added a couple of displays, an SD card, and voltage regulators so that it can run from either a 4xAA battery back, from 5V, or from a 7.5V wallwart for example.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

zwieblum

@TO: Learn the basics of kicad, draw the schematics and pcb, then let it be maufactured. You'll need some weeks, but it's worth it.

aharper

No mass mass production just yet.
The first project is a one off for a friend. Replacing his aerobic septic system controller with Arduino and Wifi.

The second project replaces the Davis Weather system controller. All I will need are the sensors. for now there will be 2 copies of this. One for home and another for deer camp.

Al

nunocv

@zwieblum, i'm too trying to move my project to a pcb + enclosure, but i'm having trouble finding the kicad components of my project.
can you recommend some library where i can find some common arduino components for kicad?

zwieblum

which arduino do you need?

nunocv

For my current project: esp32 devkit v1, rtc ds3231, 4 channel relay and microsd module

zwieblum

If you can't find them, either draw them yourself (not hard) or use conn_1xN connectors and label them accordingly.

Paul_KD7HB

No mass mass production just yet.
The first project is a one off for a friend. Replacing his aerobic septic system controller with Arduino and Wifi.

The second project replaces the Davis Weather system controller. All I will need are the sensors. for now there will be 2 copies of this. One for home and another for deer camp.

Al

These are called "prototypes".

Paul

zwieblum

.. and you use wires + solder to build them from parts.

jimLee

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Sep 20, 2020, 09:11 pm Last Edit: Sep 20, 2020, 09:12 pm by jimLee
Make up a PC board for your project.

Here's the magic link : ExpressPCB

My friends and I have been using this service for over 20 years. (Good lord has it been that long?) It is EXTREMELY easy to use. Even I can do it. I even keep PC around just to run their software.

-jim lee
PNW Ardiuno & Maker club
1012 9Th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221 (Around the back of building)
GITHUB -> https://github.com/leftCoast

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