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Arduino-compatible prototyping board

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Spikenzie Labs shares some glamour shots of the new Hardcopy Arduino prototyping board

Designed to make a permanent version (or Hardcopy if you will) of your project once you have perfected it on a breadboard but without the expense of embedding your original Arduino into your project. The hardcopy also makes your project more reliable and robust. With the prototyping area integrated into the board with the microprocessor, your project will have fewer boards and fewer wires, and because of that, fewer mistakes and fewer shorts.

An interesting option for those who’d rather keep their Duemilanove for developing future projects.

6 thoughts on “Arduino-compatible prototyping board

  1. You forgot to mention that it fits in an Altoids tin :D

    From http://www.spikenzielabs.com/SpikenzieLabs/Hardcopy.html:

    Hardcopy features:

    1.Works with either the ATmega168 or ATmega328
    2.Large breadboard like prototyping area to make the transition from breadboard to Hardcopy easier.
    3.On board 5 volt voltage regulator rated up to 1 amp.
    4.On board ICSP connector.
    5.Pinout for optional FTDI USB to Serial cable, works with the Arduino software without modification to load your sketches.
    6.Power LED
    7.All digital and analog pins are brought out to the prototyping area in a straight line.
    8.Entire Hardcopy board fits inside an Altoids tin.
    9.Four corner 3mm mounting holes, to secure your project.

  2. i always use an iduino with my own etched boards. works well and has USB which is critical for me as I use them with small linux boxes via USB. Power reg is pretty poor and does not provide consistent 5 volt.

    http://store.fundamentallogic.com/ecom/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=10

    The stick duino is also cool but the USB is a bit awkward and unrelaible for very lon (months) installations.

    http://spiffie.org/kits/stickduino/

    1. Yeah, but those don’t have a prototyping area, you’re still stuck on a breadboard. I think the point of the Hardcopy is that your entire project gets ‘Hardwired’

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