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MAKE subscriber Kakehi spotted this unusual Arduino incarnation at a recent Make: Tokyo meeting – Kimio Kosaka’s Arduino skeleton, made from nothing but components, steel wire, solder, and loving care. The board design is based off of the Metaboard Arduino-(mostly)compatible, which implements USB compatibility in the chip’s firmware.

Hmmm … insulated standoffs anyone? Maybe a quick resin dip?


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Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • J

    That’s cool!! Well only pretty big short-hazard :)

  • peter

    mold a block of clear resin around the whole thing… “embedded electronics” lol

    • Collin Cunningham


  • rjnerd

    In the early 60’s missile modules were built in a similar manner, then encased in a solid block of epoxy resin, for shock resistance. The big difference: They didn’t solder, instead they SPOT WELDED each joint. You could see the “dents” where the wires crossed and were joined. (a coworker had most of a rejected unit as a paperweight – they would bandsaw the connector block off the rejects, so they were sure that they wouldn’t get flown)