Introduction: Arduino GRANDE - Super Big Arduino
Hi Friends ! "WELCOME"
I want to share my project Arduino GRANDE, which is basically a large scale model of an Arduino UNO R3.
I made it out of some recycled stuff and useless cardboard. And now it's a great addition to my Laptop desk, where I can use it for huge experiments, just like its size.
I hope you Like & Vote the Arduino in its new size...
Card Board or Box Cover (for Basic Structure)
Card Board (for Making Arduino Component)
Aluminium Foil Paper (for Components and Wire Outlooks)
Plastic Sheets (for Components and Covering)
Arduino & Jumper Wires (for real Arduino Simulation)
White Paper sheet (for Arduino Logo)
Dark Green or Blue Craze Paper (for Arduino Board Base)
Scotch Tape, Scissors & Glue (for Connections and Binding Purpose)
Pencil, Markers, Paint Box (for Designing and Drawing)
Step 1: Collecting the Material
We collect the required material and tools for the project.
Step 2: Shape the Board
First we will cut the board or Box Cover in the given shape.
Step 3: Measurements & Cutting
- Takethe length, width & diagonal measurements of Arduino and the Cardboard
In my case, the Board was 6x the size of Arduino (diagonal).
While length of the board = 6.2 x Arduino length.
& Width of the board = 5.4 x Arduino width.
So, whatever Arduino component we going to making in the next steps, its length and width will be accordingly multiplied by the above factors (for Arduino GRANDE board).
- Also we cut the board according to measurements taken from original Arduino board.
Step 4: Making Components
Using the Cardboard and plastic sheets, we cut the components for Arduino GRANDE board similar to those present on the original Arduino board.
If required, we paint the components for required color.
Step 5: Coiling the Components
We cut some strips of Aluminium foil and fold them for required shape. After dividing the strips in to equal lengths, we glue them to the components (making it appear like wires or connections).
Step 6: Marking I/O Pin Locations
We mark the I/O pin locations for board using the measurements taken from the original Arduino board.
Also we mark and create little spaces for the wires to enter or leave the board.
Step 7: Wiring the I/O Pins
Now, we wire the I/O pin locations on the board using Hole-to-Pin wires. (Any type may be used according to requirement).
These wires are to be further connected to their original position on original Arduino R3 board.
Step 8: Covering the Board and I/O Pins
Now apply the craze paper to the board using tape or glue.
Similarly, apply the coverings to the both sides of I/O pin locations.
Step 9: Placing the Components
Place the finished components on the board according to original Arduino board circuit.
Step 10: Drawing & Logo
Now, we draw Wires and other on-board information to the board including (I/O pin information, Arduino name, UNO, etc).
Also, we cut a white paper sheet to Arduino logo for the board.
Step 11: Glue the Components
Finally we fix the components to their location with glue.
Step 12: Connection With Arduino
Now, we connect the I/O pin wires to the original Arduino Board.
(Here, I've connected just 2 wires for LED program. For other projects, we can connect the remaining wires to the board. If necessary...).
Step 13: LED Light-up
We run the LED light up code on original Arduino at pin 12 & 13. LEDs ON.
Done ! Pretty Easy, Isn't it?
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