need to solder through hole components. Kit format. Soldering required
This is an Arduino Duemilanove compatible Freeduino USB kit. Ideal for Arduino classes that want to add some additional hacking experience by building the board from the PCB
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If you're looking for a freeduino then this will fit the bill. You get all the parts you need to assemble it minus the usb cable to actually hook it up to a computer, but any mini usb cable will do and you likely have one lying around from a camera or some such device.
If you've never experimented with arduino before then this is a nice and low-cost place to start. If you've got reservations about assembling it yourself then this might not be for you as it requires some modicum of dexterity to get the tighter connections soldered and secured.
I have mixed feelings about this board. Yes after assembly it works perfectly fine. A Good Startup board. If you want use better components you can. All Chips and ATMEGA328P are all Genuine. The only place where I see components are bad are Resistors and 0.1uF Capacitors.
Pros: Well Priced Arduino compatible board ATMEGA328P comes with IC Socket. So good for Electronic starters, They wont Fry the Chip while soldering. FT232RL USB to Serial converter chip is soldered to board. Total time of Soldering can take 15-30 mins based on experience Good Quality PCB board Good Quality 16MHz Crystal DC jack & polarity is compatible with Other Arduino Uno boards This board is compatible with all Arduino shields Can add any Arduino compatible shield on the top
Cons: Resistors and Capacitors are of Very low quality (My kit had one capacitor broken) Reset Switch and LEDs are not visible when Arduino Shields are used on top
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