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Month: February 2013

USB / FTDI

Some Arduino’s, like the Arduino Pro Mini, do not have an onboard usb interface. This is the case with our DIY minimal Arduino. So we built an adapter around a USB/FTDI interface. One feature we wanted was the auto reset

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The DIY Arduino

We have finished our DIY Arduino on a solderless breadboard, and are about to move it to a perfboard for adding additional project components. We wanted to share this stage of the project to make it easier for others to

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Breadboard Power Supplies

A important part of breadboarding is supplying the proper power to the circuits you are building. We prototype on solderless breadboards, then move the circuit to a solder type protoboard that matches the solderless breadboard. We do this to make

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Burning a Bootloader on New Atmel 328’s

We are in the process of building some projects with an embedded Arduino, instead of using a Arduino board. Hacktronics.com sent us some new Atmel 328-PU chips for this purpose. These chips are new, without a bootloader installed. The bootloader is

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