Wing Tip Extensions for Arduino




One late night of web surfing I came across some 45 Degree Extension boards.
Thinking to myself “Wow!” that’s cool and then I looked at the price…$27.00 before S&H.
I’ve been looking for an excuse to learn Eagle PCB layout software and this was the project I decided to cut my teeth on…”Wing Tip Extension” was born!

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Step 1: Layout

PCB Layout, I’m sure this took longer than it should have but I did learn a lot building this simple board.

I designed this to work with the Ardunio UNO R3 board so that's why there are extra pads than normal.

Step 2: Etch

Printed the layout on transparency sheets with my laser printer.
Used a Pre-sensitized Board, and 10 min exposure with a fluorescent lamp.
Standard etching technique were used.

Step 3: Cut

Cut the boards to size

Step 4: Clean

Clean off the resist

Step 5: Solder

Solder the male & female headers
10 pin & 8 pin for the board on the left
6 pin & 8 pin for the board on the right

Step 6: Use

Install and use!
As you can see I don't have an R3 board to use...but the extra pins are not an issue.

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    10 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Heyhey! The simplicity is just... Brilliant!

    There are things you didnt even knew and as soon as you get to know them, you cannot immagine a life without them (Also unofficially called the IKEA-Effect).
    Thats exactly such a thing.

    Will not use your layout however, but will try to make my own to get used to the complete process from schematic till the endproduct. Thanks a LOT for the brilliant idea! :)

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The funny thing is, I never thought I would use them…but now I do.
    And they have spawned a augmentation that I will be posting up soon.
    I like that “IKEA-Effect”


    7 years ago on Introduction

    sorry for asking a relatively dumb question but...what is the wing tip extension used or? i am assuming it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with aviation in any way...

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The shield is a ‘Colors Shield v.1.1’ with an 60mm 8x8 LED Matrix attached.