Arduino Cult Induction — Follow up part 1.

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First of all I was really happy that so many people showed up and got as far into their construction as they did.

27 people and only one dead board.

I now know that getting all of that done in under 3 hours was a little ambitious. (The pacing was initially based on the photo session at http://www.flickr.com/photos/7175086@N05/sets/72157604783725339/ which took 20 minutes from start to finish)

For those of you who were unable to finish the cable Jacob Hedwig has provided a clear picture of a working cable at

Breadboard Thingy (rethinking the ft323rl board)

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I sent my son to his mom’s with one of the USB Serial boards I built along with a breadboard, an RBBA a pile of resistors and an led array. I thought about this arrangement and decided that I would try to build a breadboard attached programmer that would not be dangling off the edge of the board and in the way.

A single sided ft232rl based arduino programming board.

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I was so happy with the boards I did the other day that I decided to make some small boards for the ft232 so that aidan would have a programmer for his breadboard RBBA. I made 20 of these boards so if anyone wants one they can order the following parts to the group order.

QTY Supplier Part number description cost
1 DIGIKEY 604-00043-ND IC FTDI FT232RL USB-SRL 28-SSOP 4.02

A

You use it.

Dorkbotpdx Arduino Programmer

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Last week Eric (dr twist) and I got carried away and scored 100 Really Bare Bones Boards (rev A) from wulfden (http://www.wulfden.org/freeduino/freeduino.shtml) for $1.10 a board with shipping, along with the last group order which we ordered enough parts to make the 100 into “kits”. In order to program the 168s I built a programmer around Dean Camera’s “Buttload” (http://www.fourwalledcubicle.com/ButtLoad.php) butterfly based programmer and the 28 pin ziff socket that Paul Stoffregen (http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/PaulStoffregen) offered to loan us.