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Assembly instructions for an add-on board for the Arduino.

**** FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARCH 2013, KICKSTARTER PROJECT GO HERE
http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinky-Fish-Kickstarter-Project/  ************

It has some LED's and a button.  

It connects to digital pins 9-13 and ground.  My hope is that this will be useful to people that want to play with writing code for the Arduino, but don't want to build a little circuit every time they want to test something out.

I'm including all the files you would need to build your own.  I am also offering these for sale.  I figure this is the only real way to find out if this is useful to other people. 

I have only a few boards right now, but they are not quite right.  I have included a hack towards the end of this instructable.  

Here is a small web-store I've set-up.  The name is stupid, but easy to remember and spell.

www.PoopDirect.com


THIS IS NOW  WAS ON KICKSTARTER -- ENDS  FUNDED   MARCH 4, 2013  --- BLINKY FISH

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Can buy kit here now.  (4/20/2013)


https://sites.google.com/site/shopmarcnow/

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Step 1: Parts

Here are the parts!

-PCB - 
-3 - LED's
-Resistors
-Push button
-Right angle header
I just got my Blinky Fish kit, and am incredibly happy with it! I swapped out the three red LEDs for a red, green, and blue one. This is a great little project if you need some solder practice, or want to learn how to cut leads (for the time being ;P). Plus, it's hard to beat the price of it! I can't even remember the last time I had $2 shipping on anything that cost $6. Plus, PoopDirect's $4 ATmega 328 chips are the cheapest I've seen. All in all, great kit, and a great Instructable. Keep up the good work!
"just got my Blinky Fish kit, and am incredibly happy with it!" Awesome! Thanks for the great comment. I am really glad you like it. Next up.... 'Hypnotic Cartoon Toad' -Marc
Just received mine in the mail, and for an international shipping, $2 is the cheapest i've seen, definitely recommend to my friends
reminds me of this guy....
Pretty sure that's the idea. Haha
Great work!<br><br>When does you site open again for selling?Really want a few for in class
You asked me about this Blinky Fish project along time ago --3 years latter, it is up on kickstarter! <a href="http://You asked me about this Blinky Fish project awhile ago -- I just made it into a kickstarter project here - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marc-cryan/blinky-fish" rel="nofollow">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marc-cryan/blinky-fish</a>
<em>When does you site open again for selling?Really want a few for in class</em><br> <br> Thanks - Right now I am sold out of everything, but I'm getting ready to order an updated version. &nbsp;&nbsp; How many where you thinking about ?<br> <br> -Marc<br>
Just starting with adriuino in the classes. Starting with one board. Thinking of one/two. Next year maybe more
Since the kit appears to be no longer available would it be possible to make the board design available so we could make our own? Its a very cute and useful tool. Thanks.
You asked me about this Blinky Fish project awhile ago -- I just made it into a kickstarter project here - <u>http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marc-cryan/blinky-fish</u>
I so want an Arduino, will have to check this out again when I get one.
Cool looking board!
That seemed cool till now, but what&acute;s the use of making something small and fun for kids if it has to be attached to an arduino board?
I started a web page to sell stuff - it is <a href="http://www.poopdirect.com/products" rel="nofollow">www.PoopDirect.com </a><br> <br> It needs some work, so if you have questions please send me a note.<br> <br> I'm planning to update it quite a bit tonight.<br> <br> Thanks!<br> -Marc
New domain name perhaps?
This is excellent! Detailed, clear pictures, and the option of actually making it or letting you do the work :-) I only noticed one thing which needs fixing: On Step 3, you tells that the resistors are all &quot;##K&quot; :-)
Thanks - done and done!

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