Do you make your own arduino's?


Have you considered using the internal oscillator?

it was just an experement based on that japanese guys work ;)

Also made 1.5 arduino's myself. One board is finished the other board is not finished yet. Both are stripboard versions. I also have a couple of atmegas programmed with a bootloader for breadboard use.

It’s things like this that make me come to this forum. I love how adaptable the arduino really is and this just inspires me to keep developing my own uses/boards.

I wish Arduino user-base was a little more hardware based. I think everyone should make their own Arduino. It seems like a great experience. I like Bill's third board. The thin white one is quite nice.

Old thread, but I had to comment. These boards are all very nice. I think more people should share their custom boards.

Can I ask in terms of cost, will it be cheaper to build your own Arduinos?

...Theoretically yes. Assuming you have the tools already to make one and you know how to build one. All that should cost is the supplies for the board.

Yup I have...

and a Mega

Yep... Only on a breadboard (I've never been one for buying prebuilt electronics ::) ) Heres a vid of it in action:

And some pics of it:

Fun stuff!

I've also enjoyed making a few such as the simon game and a very, very minimalist arduino where most of the components are underneath the board. All are based on a Sure Electronics development board. There are more images at

Could i count this one as an example?

If so you can read more at below link:

Specific application, but they are running the arduino bootloader :)