Picture of Compact Protoboard Arduino type thing yea
This ible is for the building of my small, almost matchbox size, arduino compatable board.
As seen in this ible..

I experemented with the one in this ible to see how it can be impreoved, but the consept is the same and so is the build to a degree.

Origonally made as a pocket board for taking places with a few components for messing with.

Basic specs:

     - atmega168/8/328
     - TTL interface
     - 5V lines
     - reset button
     - power LED
     - Digital and Analog pins
     - Lilypad or normal bootloader (depending on chip and weather u have a crystal or not)

Options: (depending on the setup you are making it for)

     - 9V input and 7805 regulator for 9V battery power
     - Crystal/oscilator for non lilypad bootloader

Pictured is the origonal used in the linked ible.
But for this ible i shall be running through the process by building a new one just for you :3

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Step 1: Parts and Tools

Picture of Parts and Tools
You will need:

 - Protoboard (i used the 3 hole strip type, but may be easier with full strip)
 - 28 pin DIP socket
 - 1K resistor X 2
 - 1 x LED
 - 1 x .01uf capacitor
 - 1 x 8 pin header (5v and TTL)
 - 1 x 12 pin header (digital pins)
 - 1 x 6 pin header (analog pins)
 - 2 x 4 pin header (power rail)
 - 1 x pushbutton
 - wire (i got mine from an old printer cable. lots aof wire and lots of colours ;) )


 - 1 x 16 Mhz Crystal or resinator/oscilator
 - 2 x .01 uf capacitors (only if using crystal, but you may get away with not using them)
 - 1 x Diode 1n4001
 - 1 x 7805 regulator
 - 1 x .01uf capacitor (for regulator)
 - 1 x 9V battery clip


 - Soldering iron
 - Solder
 - flux (its good S**t :3 )
 - clippers of some kind (for cutting wire and legs.. not your legs tho, that would be bad.. cut the component legs.. :P )
 - helping hands type thing or another pcb holder for soldering

heiehe1 year ago
Your avatar is sexy
bigjeff54 years ago
I like how clean your first model is, it's a lot neater than what you finished up the 'ible with, however the second is impressively small (the first was impressively small, actually, but the second is even smaller!). I'm definitely going to do something similar to both of these for a project I'm working on, and I must steal that threading idea for the wire connections.
Bongmaster (author)  bigjeff54 years ago
thnx :) good luck
cdousley4 years ago
Project A++
instructions C-
your project inspired me to build this
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
i'd like to see that constructed :3 let me know how u get on with it :)
yea ive been working on it it but ill probably make it soon :D ill post pics
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
make an ible XD
hey do you think surface mount pads on the board for prototyping with smd would be useful? i never do any surface mount so idk much about it and i love the picture (:
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
dunno XD try things. u may fond ure circuit could be noisy if ure not carefull ;)
what exactly is noisy circuits i never really understood it
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
noise from the power supply, crosstalk between pins, induction between tracks.. i have had a few boards that have been liek that and the chip wouldnt boot or the program on it went screwy even tho it was sound o the breadboard.. thats why u got the capacitors on the power lines to clean up the nose from the power supply ;)
ok :D i did have one but i think i took it out i need to add it back
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
im not a teacher XD
I usually just make sideshows but i think my problem is that i couldn't find my jumper wires and used all uninsulated  copper wire salvaged from a co-ax cable
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
heh prolly..
i tried green garden wire for jumper wire once but i think that creates too much circuit noise :S
cdousley4 years ago
I got all my parts today, could you make a schematic because I am really  confused
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
i just followed an arduino schematic :) the serial one might be best but it doesnt matter because all ure doing is leaving out the ftdi or max232 parts of the circuit..

just google arduino schematic ;)
cdousley4 years ago
I know that ive been flooding you with comments but i need one last thing,
could you show me a pic of the bottom of your homemade breadboard mine was an Epic fail
Bongmaster (author)  cdousley4 years ago
mniea was also fail xD tho it worked at least.. just get a mini breadboard from sparkbum or ebuy ;) there should be links in the other ible's comments ;)
cdousley4 years ago
arduino type thing yea
troseph4 years ago
 This is awesome. Thanks!
Bongmaster (author)  troseph4 years ago
frollard4 years ago
Good ible on barebones when it comes to really really really barebones (protoboard)

Bongmaster (author)  frollard4 years ago
thanks :) it really is basic and could stand for a little improvement XD specially on stability ;)
This is pure genius!
Bongmaster (author)  billbillt4 years ago
thnx :)