[Lab] arduino hardware

Boris Bokowski bokowski at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 16:34:27 EST 2011

> 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.
> Tom

Not sure if this is common knowledge, but the Bus Pirate (US$30 plus
shipping) can be used as an AVR programmer:


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