The objective of this project is to create a version of Arduino Mega 2560 board that has lower component count and smaller board size.
Personally to be used for robotics projects that require ATmega2560's 256 KB flash and digital/analog pins, where the size, weight, and USB port location of the original design is not ideal.
Electronics/PCB knowledge provided by:
A prototype board was made as proof of concept, the components, placements, and connections are:
After the driver for CP2102 was installed, a few sample Arduino sketches such as "Blink" and "Fade" were uploaded to make sure the chip was still functioning before designing the board in Eagle PCB.