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David sent us an easy upgrade for the Bare Bones Arduino that will give it a couple cool features released with the new Diecimila Arduino, namely the ability to auto-reset after a code upload and a firmware update that will get the board running in 2 seconds instead of 10.

With help from Paul Badger of Modern Device Company and Brian of the Freeduino project this article will show you how to modify the Bare Bones Arduino board to make it compatible with the new Diecimila Arduino. No more pressing the reset button to load your code and no more long waits to see if it runs.

You can do the same with the Arduino NG boards as well. Both mods are just a simple solder job with a 0.1uF capacitor. If you tinker around with Arduino projects, this could be a huge development time-saver.

Bare Bones Arduino Diecimila Mod- Link
Upgrading an Arduino NG to Auto-Reset – Link