Picture of Arduino holder
Good news, everyone!

I just started with the arduino and right at the very beginning I felt that I needed some sort of base to put the arduino on. I was reading one article from ladyada (http://www.ladyada.net/images/arduino/bumperplace.jpg) and she was using some rubber bumpers on the bottom of the board. I thought about that and decided to make myself some sort of a holder.

These are the instructions how to make that arduino holder.

Thank you for checking it out.

Step 1: Materials and tools

Picture of Materials and tools
Parts are simple. This is what I used:

- piece of acrylic (2mm);
- motherboard computer standoff (6/32 thread);
- rubber bumpers.

For tools this is what I used:

- drill;
- drill bit (1/8");
- hacksaw;
- ruler;
- pen;
- socket wrench.

Remember that besides acrylic you can use plywood, Formica etc.
dudes10 months ago
Very nice! I'm definitely going to make one of these, with the breadboard.
omnibot4 years ago
Sweet, I just ordered my first Arduino UNO. Inspired by this Ible I decided to add a breadboard and do this.
pcapelo (author)  omnibot4 years ago
I end up buying another one and a Ethernet shield. LOL

thnak you for checking it out and send some pictures of you arduino and the base :)

omnibot pcapelo4 years ago
I will, got it a few days ago and realized I have some old aluminium and plexi frames in the basement, it's going to be soo cool.
The first version didn't catch my eye but the one with the bread board whoa! I'm building.
pcapelo (author)  the_burrito_master4 years ago
LOL. I had the same felling when I saw it for the first time too. :) Thats why I end up with a bonus round. LOL

We have the same bread boards btw, I put a few wires that were a little to thick in some places, witch loosened the prongs on each one it is there any way I can go in and tighten the prongs again?
pcapelo (author)  the_burrito_master4 years ago
I believe you can open the breadboard from below and get access to the prongs.

gamini4 years ago
Thank you for your efforts
Nice project, and a great use for those standoff's I've been collecting! Thanks.
pcapelo (author)  Infinitevortex4 years ago
hi there,

You see, I have this thing with organization and presentation. I decide to build the holder before I searched the internet for it. I even check instructables and realized there was nothing regarding the subject.

I know you can buy, but nothing like build yourself. :)

nanosec124 years ago
Here is a thought, why not use Sugru for the bumpers? Then you can have other colors, besides the standard Black.

At a guess...price. It's quite expensive. Though to be honest...since I've still got some Sugru fast approaching its BB date, I might re-make this with some blue feetses. :)
pcapelo (author)  adamazing4 years ago

I never played with sugru, maybe I could get some to see what its all about. Meanwhile I have lots of rubber bumper here. :)

Thank you again
Very nice. FYI, SpakFun recently released a cheap ($3.95) holder as well: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=10059
pcapelo (author)  siliconghost4 years ago
Hi there,

I knew that. Before I decide to write the "bonus round" I did a lot of reseach about the subject. Their product look great, but there is nothing like build you own :).

Don forget to include shipping on the price. :)

kelseymh4 years ago
Very nice! A couple of your pictures could have used better focus (does your camera have a "macro" menu option?), but it's well written, breezy, and has all the detail for someone to reproduce it.

I'm curious why you chose to use metal standoffs rather than nylon.
pcapelo (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Hi there,

Thank you very much.
Well I took the pictures over the course of 2 days, I end up using 2 crappy cameras (iphone 3G and my old faithful sony U20, 2megas also).

The option to use metal standoffs were done by the fact that I had a lot of then around (computer stuff).

Thank you one more time.