Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Size matters

My next project after the time machine will be considerably smaller and I'm starting to throw a few bits together for it.

This seems like a good opportunity to try out some of the Arduino variants beyond the Uno/Mega. This is a Nano which is pretty much just an Uno in a smaller package.

The plan is to solder it to a piece of stripboard then solder all the connections to that. If it didn't have the headers attached I'd solder the wires straight to it. It's for a permanent installation rather than a bit of quick prototyping.

The project involves interfacing a few things together and connecting them to a PC so I've also bought a USB hub with flying leads which I've stripped down so I can solder straight on to it. There won't be room for a tangle of USB connectors.

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