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Our finely-wired friends at Solarbotics have released their latest Arduino kit, the Ardweeny, “the smallest Arduino you can build yourself with through-hole components.” I love the backpack PCB concept which puts the support electronics for the ATmega328 chip on a board that stacks on top of the chip and is soldered to the chip’s pins. The Ardweeny is a Solarbotics riff on Kimio Kosaka’s One-Chip-Arduino.

Solarbotics Ardweeny

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • G33K

    Does the ‘weeny have the same functionality as the nano, but without on board USB?
    Thanks a lot,
    G33K

  • David E. Hayman

    You program it as if it were an UNO, I just ordered 3. https://solarbotics.com/product/kardw/