Hi, I'm a VCE student in Australia and I'm doing a course in systems engineering where basically the major assessment for the entire year is the production of an integrated electronic and mechanical system. I'm totally new to all things arduino, and indeed electronics, but have been doing some research and definitely need a microcontroller of some type for my project. there is however one catch.... I have to 'build' the arduino myself. the thought of building one from complete scratch as i have seen on some instructables pages etc. kinda scares me to be totally honest! so i was wondering if anyone knew of somewhere/someway i could buy the components and a precut pcb so i could assemble it myself, in order to have the full functionality of something like the uno.
I'm open to suggestions of any kind, and would greatly appreciate the advice.