It's no secret that around oomlout HQ we're huge fans of the open source Arduino micro-controller. The pre-made Duemilanove board is an amazing prototyping platform, but sometimes its fun to make something for yourself. What follows is a guide on how to take a breadboard and pile of components and turn it into your very own Arduino compatible machine.
All the steps below are summarized in a fun printable guide down-loadable below (BBAC-Assembly-Guide.pdf).
The breadboard layout sheet is downloadable from step 2.
Lets get going...(shameless plug)
We also sell a kit with all the parts (a breadboard, printed layout sheet, and printed guide) so you can get making right away.
(in the UK Breadboard Arduino Compatible Kit (BBAC)
We like to be as open as we can be at oomlout, in keeping with this attitude all the design files (sketchup models, corel draw layouts, pdfs etc.) can be found at http://www.oomlout.com/BBAC/
(if you feel something is missing or would like a file in a different format drop as a message (email@example.com) and we'll try and help you out.)