[Lab] arduino hardware

Tom Burns tom.i.burns at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 15:34:21 EST 2011


I'm not sure if you're dedicated to using an arduino, but a cheaper (albeit
much simpler and smaller chip without as friendly a programming environment)
alternative would be the texas instrument launchpad.  The development board,
usb programmer, and 2 chips cost under $10.


Alternately if you need to use arduino software, you could just get the
atmega chip and supporting hardware (crystal, caps, voltage regulator &
battery terminal if powering off batteries) and build your own board with a
protoboard from radio shack or similar.  You'll also need to get a
programmer for the AVR chips which will initially cost more than the cost of
an arduino but after a few boards will save you lots of money compared to
buying an arduino for every project.


On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 3:26 PM, cmah444 at aceweb.com <cmah444 at aceweb.com>wrote:

> Hello all
>           I will not make it to the meeting tonight
> due to my skate patrol
> duties.   However I do have a query.   Does the
> Modlab have any special deals
> on Arduino hardware? e.g.
>               http://www.solarbotics.com/products/ardx/
> Would anyone be interested in collaboratively buying
> something like this?  I
> do not need a primer on electronics - if you do,
> maybe I can help.  I just
> need to get my hands and some time on this kind of
> hardware at relatively low cost.
> thanks
> Chris Mah
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