It is just another ‘build your own Arduino’ project. BuildCircuit has worked on similar projects before. The most popular project is DIY Arduino kit. The DIY Arduino looks similar to the real Arduino boards and uses a FTDI basic programmer to program the chips.
The kit that we are going to work on this article is also a DIY Arduino. It comes with a zero insertion force (ZIF) IC socket. You can simply insert an Arduino chip and program it. The board has a header to connect an FTDI basic module that can be used to program the Arduino chip.
Step 1: Solder all the resistors first. There are 3 resistors.
Step 2: Solder the 2pcs of 22pF ceramic capacitors.
Step 3: Solder the 16Mhz crystal oscillator
Step 4: Solder all the 104 ceramic capacitors.
Step 5: Solder the reset switch
Step 6: Solder all the given 3mm LEDs
Step 7: Solder the 6 pin male header for FTDI
Step 8: Solder all the male headers. These male headers give access to analog and digital ports of Arduino chip. And the J4 header is for connecting FTDI basic module.
Step 9- Solder the 6 pin ICSP header
Step 10- Solder the female USB type-B socket
Step 11- Solder ZIF socket and insert ATmega328P
You can buy BuildCircuit’s DIY Arduino kit at www.buildcircuit.com.au