Arduinoven – Board Ordered!

Well, I’ve put in an order for version 1.0 (the release version) of the Arduinoven PCB with MakePCB.  I’ve updated the sch and brd files on my GoogleCode site with the release versions that I sent for manufacturing, but I’ll refrain from screenshots and pictures until I’ve got the board in my hands and have actually tested it.

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Arduinoven – Whoops!

I’ve been finalizing the prototyping stage of the Arduinoven, and I’ve discovered something that’s pretty obvious to someone who has worked with thermocouples before.  Not obvious to me though, until now.

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Arduinoven – Status Update

 Been a while since I’ve posted about the Arduinoven project I’m working on.  I’ve got a prototype PCB laid out, which is of the appropriate form factor to fit into a Sparkfun Project Case.  The board is a two-layer design, with all through-hole components.  I’ve adjusted the design to use a MAX232 RS232 converter instead of the discrete component RS232-to-TTL adapter (this saves a little space and makes soldering easier).  The full feature list appears below.

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Some Breakout Boards

Last weekend I assembled a few breakout boards for things I’m going to need to be able to prototype my Reflow Oven project.  Namely, I needed a DB9 RS232 breakout board, a DIN-5 breakout board, and a 5v power supply.  Schematics and board layouts (fixed versions!) can be found at my GoogleCode repository.

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ArduinoISP – Burning the default fuses for an ATmega328p

When you buy a brand new, blank ATmega328p, it comes with a set of fuses (basically hardware settings) which give it maximum reliability, but they aren’t the default that is required for the chip to work with the Arduino IDE and libraries.  In order to burn the correct fuses onto it, run the following command (this assumes that you’re using Arduino-as-ISP on COM4);

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