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Offline blackbeardTopic starter

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another question among many :O
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:15:47 AM »
ok you guys have been so very helpful lately that i just got to ask another question. so i was looking at a homebrew arduino tutorial and i was wondering if (in general) you can use the equivilant surface mount components in place of big through hole components. i'd like to try out some printed circuit boards and make a tiny arduino or basic stamp (whithout spending $60) for a smaller robot.
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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 09:22:46 AM »
Yep.  Thare are many arduino variants with all surface mount parts.  There is the nano, the pro, all of the seeduinos and many more.

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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 12:08:16 PM »
the bare bones board is arduino compatible, it may be the kind of thing you're looking for: http://www.moderndevice.com/


you can also check out other arduino spin-offs: http://www.freeduino.org/
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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 01:19:28 PM »
i like the really bare bones board. it says it works with the arduino Diecimila but will it work with a duemilanove chip if you arn't using the programming side of it? if so that would be perfect since i could just get the $3 printed circuit board and stick on the resonator and i/o pins
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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 03:50:40 PM »
what do you mean by not using the programming side of it?
like not the usb?
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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 12:10:53 AM »
ya that's what i was thinking. i have an arduino programmer but it would be nice to spend a few bucks each time for a board that just provides for the micro controllers basic needs then a whole programmer.
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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 12:32:35 AM »
you could make up small mega8/168 boards for like $10 but they would require a hardware programmer.
they would do everything the arduino does, and will fit sensors and servos...
imagine it like a $50 robot board.
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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 02:01:58 AM »
You can also use a hardware programmer with the arduino environment very easily.  you just have to make a change in the preferences file from bootloader to avrispmkii.  The hardware programmer is a tad faster, and I believe everyone serious into the hobby should have.  That last part is just my opinion though.

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Re: another question among many :O
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009, 07:59:32 AM »
i've actually really wanted to look into this. maybe i'll have to give the $50 robot a try
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