3 new paperduinos

This time “txapuzas” presented us with 3 new derivations of the Paperduino, one on a perfboard, other on a pcb, and another on a stripboard pcb. I totally love them all, specially the pcb version ready to be etched.

All versions are very well documented and I totally want to try them all.

Paperduino on a perfurated board:

Paperduino on a stripboard pcb:

And finally on an etched pcb (my favourite):

PAPERduino continues to inspire others

Everytime I see PAPERduino’s being featured in blogs, websites, and other people projects I feel joy! This time I have the surprise of looking at the Concurrency website, the new multithread language for Arduino, and I see the PAPERduino giving this guys the ideia of taking it to a higher level, I present you the Cardboarduino: “The Cardboarduino is physically larger than the PAPERduino, and includes space for a 9V battery clip.”

The bottom shows all of the pins that need to be soldered together with wire.

PAPERduino’s design

This is a fully functional version of the Arduino. We eliminated the PCB and use paper and cardboard as support and the result is.. the PAPERduino :D

This is the the first version of the layout design, next we will try more designs, and another materials. You just need to print the top and the bottom layout, and glue them to any kind of support you want. We hope that you start making your own boards. If you do, please share your photos with us, we would love to see them  ;)

There is no USB direct connection, so to program the paperduino you will need some kind of FTDI cable or adapter. One of this products will be fine:
FTDI cable from Adafruit Industries
FTDI adapter from Sparkfun

Download PDF

Components list:
1 x 7805 Voltage regulator
2 x LEDs (different colors)
2 x 560 Ohm resistors (between 220oHm and 1K)
1 x 10k Ohm resistor
2 x 100 uF capacitors
1x 16 MHz clock crystal
2 x 22 pF capacitors
1 x 0.01 uF capacitor
1 x button
1 x Atmel ATMega168
1 x socket 28 pin
Female and Male headers

Use a needle to puncture the holes for your components.

Don’t rush, place one component after another and do all the solder work carefully.

Follow the connection lines.

And this should be the final look of your paperduino connections.

PAPERduino for ALL





http://www.freeduino.org/index.html (with 2 stars)



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AltLab opening with paper arduinos

I’m happy to introduce the paperduino  :D

This Tuesday AltLab had its first public session and we did a mini workshop on “paperduinos”, a new generation of cardboard arduinos. We had lots of fun and have many more ideas we’d like to try: different layouts, colored papers, and other materials. More info soon at AltLab.