Sell the Severino?

Hi all,

I am interested in getting our local robotics group to produce a "club standard" micro board. Right now I am the only one that uses the Arduino, but we are heavily biased toward the Mega8 and 16, using BASCOM as a compiler. I gave a presentation on the Arduino a few months back and got some positive feedback.

I would like our club to produce and sell the Severino (or other single sided board) as a kit to new and existing members to finance our competitions.

Have any of you done anything similar, or have any advice for me? We don't have a lawyer in our club.

Thanks!

Mike

Why the single sided board if you want to produce and sell a kit? For more than a few boards, you can get double sided ones fabbed at a lower cost.

From NKC, the Freeduino board is $5.50, and the complete kit is $24. It would be hard to make your own kit for much less with a single-sided board.

We are actually planning on modifying the board to include a motor driver, something along the lines of a 298. Single sided will enable us to etch them ourselves as needed. Plus there is the whole "do it yourself" factor.

Mike

We are actually planning on modifying the board to include a motor driver, something along the lines of a 298. Single sided will enable us to etch them ourselves as needed. Plus there is the whole "do it yourself" factor.

Good answer :) I do like the idea of an Arduino with a decent (higher current) motor driver.

I guess the obvious question to that is why not just build a shield, it has the DIY factor and you're making something you can't buy already.