Assembly guide- DIY Arduino


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This post shows you how to assemble the DIY Arduino board.

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The assembly process is straight forward. It can be easily assembled if you follow the silkscreen indicators(labels) and have beginning experience with a soldering iron. You will need to read the resistor bands or use a multimeter to determine the resistor sizes.

Note: You will need either an FTDI Basic or FTDI cable to load code using the Arduino IDE.

Kit Includes:

  • 1 x Arduino-Compatible plated through holes (PTH) Kit PCB
  • 1 x ATMega328 with Optiboot bootloader
  • 1 x L78L33 3.3V Voltage Regulator
  • 1 x 5mm Green LED
  • 1 x 5mm Red LED
  • 2 x 330Ohm Resistor
  • 1 x 10kOhm Resistor
  • 1 x 16MHz Crystal
  • 2 x 22pF Ceramic Capacitors
  • 5 x 0.1uF Ceramic Capacitors
  • 2 x 10uF Electrolytic Capacitors
  • 1 x LM7805 5V Regulator
  • 1 x Diode 1N4001
  • 1 x Resettable Fuse PTC (300mA)
  • 1 x 28-Pin DIP Socket (To seat your ATMega)
  • 1 x Push Button Reset Switch
  • 2 x 6-Pin Female Headers
  • 2 x 8-Pin Female Headers
  • 1 x 6-Pin Right Angle Header (To connect your FTDI Basic)
  • 1 x 0.1uF Capacitor
  • 1 x DC Barrel Jack
  • 1 x 2-pin screw terminal
  • 1 x 6 pin ICSP header

Description of this DIY Arduino board is available on this page.

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Step 1: Start with the resistors 10K(Brown-Black-Orange) and 2 pcs 330R (Orange-Orange-Brown).

1 Fix all the resistors

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Step 2: Then fix the 16Mhz crystal oscillator, 1N4001 diode and 2pcs of 22pF capacitors.

4- Fix 22pF capacitor

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Step 3: Fix 5 pcs of 0.1uF capacitor. The image shows only 4pcs. I actually forgot to solder the last one, which is right after the Vin point.

5- 4pcs of 0.1uF capacitor-another angle

The left over(remaining) 0.1uF capacitor

Step 4: Solder LM7805 voltage regulator, 3.3V regulator and the tactile switch.

8- fix 3.3V regulator

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Step 5: Now fix the PTC resettable fuse (300mA), 28pin IC header, 2 pin screw terminal and 2pcs of 5mm LEDs.

11- Fix 28 pin IC header and the LEDs

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Step 6: Fix the DC barrel, 2 pcs 10uF capacitors, 6 pin male header (for connecting FTDI basic module) and ICSP header.

17- close up

Step 7: Finally, fix the stackable headers and Arduino UNO chip. Your Arduino is now ready.

19- The DIY arduino is now ready

You would need a FTDI basic module to program the Arduino board. The following image shows how to connect the FTDI basic module.

21- FTDI connection to Arduino and computer

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See the output below:

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