I was just on Ruggedcircuits and I saw that Ruggeduino thing, and it looks pretty sweet! I think I'm going to buy one. Too bad it still comes in green circa 1995.
Anyway. I'm actually embarking on a bit of a mission to make my own Arduino dev board, like many have done before me. The hope as of right now is AT328PU, MAX202, buckboost up from 2xAA, and lastly...circuit protection. I'm a bit of a klutz sometimes, especially if I try wiring mains with only 3 hours of sleep the night before. :astonished:
I like how the Ruggeduino has the PTC fuses, and I want to do the same. Since I plan I using thru-hole parts. I think I will use a 0.1A PTC fuse (11ohm), and some 1.3W (0.2A) Zeners. I believe this should work fine? Can anyone who really knows what they are talking about verify this?
Hopefully there's no problems with me "using" some of the information published on RC. :)