stand alone Arduino on stripboard

Anyone have a simple layout for the stand alone Arduino on stripboard?

I appreciate stripboard may be simple to work with, but have never used it myself.

By stripboard, I think you mean the kind of prototyping circuit board that has all holes in each column attached, like this:

In which case, the answer would be to lay it out the same way as the solderless-breadboard, but cut the stripboard traces in one big channel between the DIP pins.

Here's an example.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11328208@N00/230313607/

yes that is the stipboard i mean! :)

so i can just drill down the middle column if i wanted, and treat it just the same as a breadbord but just use a bus on one side :)

is there a way to fit ISP on, as i cant see a way to fit the 6pin (3x2) on stripboard?

If you want to fit differently connected stuff in adjacent holes in both X and Y direction then you have to cut a thin strip out of the copper with a sharp knife. Do it before you solder in the components, it is easer than it sounds.

You can get X and Y strip board that is with the strips horizontal on one side and vertical on the other. I got a board like that about 15 years ago and I haven't come up with a use for it yet, it does my head in. :o

Stripboard seems to have its own sort of design methodology, not quite the same as protoboards. However, it's not used much in the US (instead, the "pad per hole" boards are popular, which I don't understand.)

http://iouzo.blogspot.com/2008/12/arduino-on-veriboard.html is one example; google turns up several other hits...

I don`t like how the wires are routed on top of the chip.

I would route my wires around the chips or solder under the board.

I've always been a big fan of these Radio Shack boards that are laid out just like a standard breadboard:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102846

Makes it ridiculously simple to transfer to a more permanent board (albeit at the expense of size).

Thanks guys, gave it a go, liked it so much I threw in a DB9 connector and 7404 IC for Serial Connection!

Not bad for my very first board, even if i do say so myself!

Ima pull a total noob bomb here...

so ure saying that if i wanted, i could "get rid" of extra unneeded pieces of my arduino and buy more of needed ones, and make my own?????

also, i have noticed that on consumer electronics' boards, they have like custom metalic plating on the back of the board (u knw, not in strips, but in specific patters and shapes), does that really matter, or could one remake the arduino on, essentially, a breadboard?

I made my first one on a breadbored, just paid £3 for the Atmega168, and away i went.

Keep the one you have as they do some stunning thing that will come in handy the more you find out about them. (using it as a ISP is my next plan)

anyway here is the link to the breadbored Arduino with Serial Connections for programming your code (you can leave out the Serial Connections is you already have a arduino, as you can just program the chip on that and then transfer to run on the breadboard)

http://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/sdaniels/physcomp/tutorials/Arduino_standalone/ard_hack.html

Im i total noob, but you pick things up so fast, and everyone is super nice here, where there is no such thing as a stupid question!

yay! now i knw

best online community ever!!

There are also quite a few people selling bare boards for stripped down Ardunio-like machines, often for cheaper than you could buy a piece of un-etched copper clad or stripboard.

NKC "Runtime" board: http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=yhst-82942516561161&query=runtime&vwcatalog=yhst-82942516561161&.autodone=http://www.nkcelectronics.com/arduino.html MDC Bare Bones (and Really Bare Bones): http://moderndevice.com/RBBB_revB.shtml AdaFruit BoArduino: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19&sessid=c8b4b996ce4642b8c363ac4fed68c512

PS: N00b's stripboard looks really nice - care to post closeup photos of both sides of your stripboard layout, and/or instructions? Thanks!

n00b, you said

I made my first one on a breadbored, just paid £3 for the Atmega168, and away i went.

Did you get it from coolcomponents.co.uk, only on their site it doesn't say whether or not the chip comes complete with Arduino bootloader already programmed?

By the way, your stripboard version looks very neat.

Andrew

Did you get it from coolcomponents.co.uk, only on their site it doesn't say whether or not the chip comes complete with Arduino bootloader already programmed?

No, i got my ones off of a eBay seller, not sure if it counts as spam to post there info?

But just checked, and if you type into eBay: "Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller with Arduino Bootloader" they are the only people who come up ;)

PS: N00b's stripboard looks really nice - care to post closeup photos of both sides of your stripboard layout, and/or instructions? Thanks!

You flatter me, I will post a layout step by step for my next one this week, just want to get it a little more compact, now iv got my head round stripboard.

Hear are some photos of the GhettoDuino running the blink sketch. (the built in dig13 led has helped lots with trouble shooting.

I think there's a standard format (coordinate based) for describing where to cut and/or insert components/jumpers. Check around...

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/stripbd.htm http://www.eleinmec.com/article.asp?11

like this ;)

(this is my first circuit, so it could be full of bugs and im 100% there are better ways of doing it, let hope someone reworks and posts)

IC 1 = 7805 Voltage regulator R2 = 220 Ohm resistors R1 = 10k Ohm resistor C1 = 10 uF capacitors C2 = 10 uF capacitors Q1 = 16 MHz clock crystal C3 = 22 pF capacitors C4 = 22 pF capacitors X1 = DB9 connector LED 1 = LED

Noob question...how hard would it be to do this same thing but with a usb connection on it instead of serial.

Just some FYI I have done nothing like this ever. I am currently waiting on my first Arduino to come in the mail but if my plans and Ideas work I would like to throw some "ghettoduino's" together to make things a little cheaper on me. Plus I figurered it would be fun.

To get it working on USB (instead of serial port), you need to have some male headers connected to Rx/Tx pins of Atmega 168. Then buy the FTDI adapter/cable from sparkfun (or adafruit etc):

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8772

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=70&sessid=707337a3ab466bddf251b15aa0b85a97