I'm a newbie trying to take my personal project from breadboard prototype to final product. I'm not looking to mass produce my project. It's just for my home use. That being said I've seen that my choices seem to be:
- Getting a custom PCB made - This seems to be expensive compared to the cost of an Arduino clone or even original. Plus then you need to tack on the price of the chips, resistors, etc. You can correct me if I'm wrong.
- Using the Arduino with a prototype shield and calling it a day but then I'm not sure what kind of wiring to replace my jumpers with. Is it just any 20 AWG wire? For connecting the LCD screen am I better off getting some ribbon cable?
Any advice or pointers would help. I read some previous posts but I'm still not 100% clear.