Computers & Mobile Technology
Barebones Arduino on a breadboard


Here is a truly barebones Arduino setup. Just the Arduino chip and a few support parts. This has to be close to the simplest and lowest cost way to play with microcontrollers. The only special parts are the resonator and the Mega168 programmed with the Arduino boot loader. Everything else you should already have as an electronics hobbyist.

Ardunio Breadboard – [Via] Link


  • HOW TO – Arduino breadboard shield – $10 & 10 mins – Link
  • Arduino ProtoShield assembly + use – Link
  • HOW TO – Control your Mac from Arduino, the easy way – Link
  • Arduino variant – Bare-Bones Board – Link

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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