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Arduino Stripper, a Perfboard ‘Duino Clone


Asim from a group called TinkerAct! came by the Hack Factory a couple of weeks ago with a bag of Arduino clones they had created. Called the Arduino Stripper, it’s super tiny (1.6? X 2?) and inexpensive ($20).

I love using the little Arduino Pro Mini from Sparkfun. These little boards are perfect for space constrained and low voltage applications. I have built a number of projects using it. My only problem using it was that I always had to solder components/sensors directly on to it which is a) ugly and b) prone to short-circuiting. To solve this problem, I started building bare minimal Arduinos using perf/strip boards which is almost perfect space wise, but becomes a really laborious work (2-3 hours to get it all right) Sometimes, I just need an Arduino for a quick idea I have in my head and neither of the above two options quite cut it.

The stripper is nearly the same size as the mini breadboards from the Maker Shed, as one of the hackerspace members discovered — it was only one row off.

Editor’s Note: We are aware of the fact that the use of “Arduino” in the name of this product may be a violation of Ardunio’s licensing. Our publishing of this piece is not meant as endorsement of that fact. -GB

30 thoughts on “Arduino Stripper, a Perfboard ‘Duino Clone

    1. 16MHZ is coming soon. I wonder what kind of an application would necessitate 16Mhz speed though? We put the ICSP headers in there, so you could further clock it down to 1MHz. It makes a big difference if you could a) clock it down b) make it go to sleep. I have been able to extend battery life of my field equipment from a few days to 6months – over a year. That was sort of the rationale for keeping the speed slow.

    2. 16MHZ is coming soon. I wonder what kind of an application would necessitate 16Mhz speed though? We put the ICSP headers in there, so you could further clock it down to 1MHz. It makes a big difference if you could a) clock it down b) make it go to sleep. I have been able to extend battery life of my field equipment from a few days to 6months – over a year. That was sort of the rationale for keeping the speed slow.

  1. Quick Question, as the terms of the “Ardunio” trademark is, isn’t the name “Ardunio Stripper” a violation of that? as the only people who can use the name “Ardunio” is the Arduino Team, anyone else can’t, they could call it like “Stripper(Arduino-Compatible)” per the guidelines here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/FAQ If they have gotten the permission of the Adunio Team they should probaly mention that, i did not see that mentinoed in this post or their site

    1. Yeah it does NOT seem to be an “official” Arduino board, and should be named differently.

      That’s why so many people name their boards with “duino,” “uino” or “ino” as a suffix or “Ardu” as a prefix.

      John, would you address this in an addendum?

    2. Asim here…Yes it seems like our using the name Arduino might present a problem. While I did research Creative Commons licensing, GPL, Open Hardware etc, I someone missed Arduino Team’s policy on using their name!!! Funny isnt it…well anyways, as soon as I realized it (today), I shot an email to the Arduino Team asking for their permission/blessing on using their name as long as we give them (print on our boards) full attribution back to the the Arduino Team. Based on how these guys respond, we will either change the name or keep it!

    3. Asim here…Yes it seems like our using the name Arduino might present a problem. While I did research Creative Commons licensing, GPL, Open Hardware etc, I someone missed Arduino Team’s policy on using their name!!! Funny isnt it…well anyways, as soon as I realized it (today), I shot an email to the Arduino Team asking for their permission/blessing on using their name as long as we give them (print on our boards) full attribution back to the the Arduino Team. Based on how these guys respond, we will either change the name or keep it!

    4. Asim here…Yes it seems like our using the name Arduino might present a problem. While I did research Creative Commons licensing, GPL, Open Hardware etc, I someone missed Arduino Team’s policy on using their name!!! Funny isnt it…well anyways, as soon as I realized it (today), I shot an email to the Arduino Team asking for their permission/blessing on using their name as long as we give them (print on our boards) full attribution back to the the Arduino Team. Based on how these guys respond, we will either change the name or keep it!

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