Stripboard Arduino





Introduction: Stripboard Arduino

In this, my first Instructable I'm going to show you how to make a stripped down Arduino for a fraction of the price, using Stripboard/Veroboard.

Material List:

1x Atmel ATMega168 = �2.65
1x Stipboard = 72p
1x 7805 Voltage regulator = 26p
2x LEDs = 16p
2x 220 Ohm resistors = 8p
1x 10k Ohm resistor = 4p
2x 10 uF capacitors = 12p
1x 16 MHz clock crystal = 45p
2x 22 pF capacitors = 10p
2x .1 mfd capacitors = 10p
1x small momentary button = 18p
# small amount of wire for jumpers

Total = �5.94

(All prices based on single component prices from bitsbox)

Step 1: Cutting the Tracks

Once you have collected all your components, its time to cut the tracks in your stripboard, this can be done with a 'spot face cutter' or an appropriately sized drill bit (by hand).

Below is a guide on what tracks to cut, and how to place the components for soldering.

Step 2: Go Custom!

Now you have all the raw components soldered in place, test it out with one of the arduino codes such as "blink" that will make use of the built in LED on pin 13.

Now feel free to add male pins, sockets, ICSP, extra regulated +5v and ground pins......if it fits on your breadbord, it will fit on your Stripduino!

Would love to hear any feedback on this project, and hear how you would go about changing the designs.

Step 3: Interfaceing

Don't forget that the Stripduino pin layout will differ from that of the Arduino Duemilanove, so always refer to the ATMEGA168 pin map when attaching your projects I/O pins.

Step 4: Programming/Bootloader

You can program this Stripduino with the easy addition of a 6 pins (ISP) for use with a a 6-pin AVR Programmer Cable.

you could also play about with fitting a a 7404 integrated circuit and DB-9 serial connector using this guide here



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Hai.. I have followed your tutorial but it looks not working.. Im using ATmega328P-PU

Power LED turns on but PIN 13 has no power supplied. I have programmed my IC to turn on PIN 13 using my arduino board.

I have attached my work pls correct me if anything wrong.. Thanks.. :-)


Hi, you seem to be missing a +9v jumper coming off the 5v just have a wire coming straight from the 5v to pin 20.

Just add this red jumper to add power to the left side of the board.


Hi, I have added the jumper that you have mentioned but the results still seems to be same.. i also attached the button i have used in circuit. Is this can be used? its a 2 pin button.

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You did a great job :) but do you have a schematic ? It would realy help me

Wouldn't you use an ATMega328? I think if the strip board arduino is a arduino uno, it should the same Atmel. Please tell me if i am wrong (I just started arduino over the summer :P )

how to install bootloader in it with a ftdi breakout board?

Hello Jasshopper, I am just working on a updated Stripbord Arduino that will have the option of the ftdi pins.

I should have it done for the weekend.

well, is it possible to install bootloader using a ftdi breakout board? and is there any advantage to using bootloaded one or can you use it without bootloader? and is it possible to make a breakout board? if yes any suggested sites?

well, is it possible to install bootloader using a ftdi breakout board?

hi frends...

im using a arduino UNO board, i built many circuits using this but unfortunatly i dont know to make it stand alone( i mean get rid of the original board)..any ideas...i went thru the following link

but it says that the method explained in that is not compatible with arduino UNO.

so can we use this Stripboard Arduino for my requirment??if so how to bootload the chip, how to program the sketch??

plzzzz reply thnx