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Arduino Diecimila and BT reference designs

Arduino Diecimila and BT reference designs

The open source hardware electronic platform Arduino Diecimila and BT reference designs now available –

The reference designs (Eagle files) for the Arduino Diecimila and Arduino BT are now available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. This is effectively the “source-code” for the boards: both the schematics and PCB layouts in fully editable format. Together with the Eagle Layout Editor (available in a freeware version), it’s all you need to get started making your own custom Arduino hardware.

We’ve also posted a document called So you want to make an Arduino? – a guide / policy for making your own hardware. While we hope to see many people creating their own versions of Arduino (and many already are), we’ve tried to set down a few guidelines to help ensure the success of these efforts and the continued growth of the project as whole. Please take a look. We don’t claim, however, to have figured this all out, so consider this policy as a first draft, and post your suggestions and criticisms in the comments.

We hope you have fun with the reference design and we’re looking forward seeing what you all come up with!

Arduino Blog – Link.

6 thoughts on “Arduino Diecimila and BT reference designs

  1. rglenn says:

    This would be a lot more impressive had the Freeduino guys not beaten them to the bunch by a month or so:

    Designs for two different surface mount sizes, as well as through-hole (for everything but the FT232R chip), under a CC license.

  2. rglenn says:

    “Beaten them to the bunch” = “Beaten them to the punch”.

    I need caffeine.

  3. danielj says:

    speaking as one of those ‘freeduino guys’, we didn’t really beat them to the punch… we maybe helped to bring tese issues to the table a little quicker! And now they are, so the Arudino team deserves credit for responding to that.

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