ArrDrownHo! – Easily convert AVR to Arduino

Cap’n ArrDrownHo! is the lovechild of Ardweeny and Boarduino and he’s here to commandeer your AVR ships. ArrDrownHo! inherits pros of both and cons of neither. Pick up an AVR chip and start prototyping instantly on a breadboard! Want to replace that costly Arduino in your project with a cheap AVR, but don’t know how? Use the simple plug-and-play ArrDrownHo! piggybacked onto the AVR to act as interface for programming and provide power.
I made this when I wanted a simpler way to work with AVRs. Boards like Boarduino and RBBB used plated through holes which I couldn’t make at home. Ardweeny required soldering pins to AVR’s legs and provided very few features. So I combined the two and took the best of both worlds.
ArrDrownHo! – Easily convert AVR to Arduino
This can only be used directly with ATmega8, ATmega168 and ATmega328.
To burn boot loader or Arduino sketches, a programmer is required. You can check out my Instructable on how to make one.
For serial communication or uploading Arduino sketch to an AVR(with boot loader), a USB-to-serial converter like FTDI or ATmega8u2 breakout board is required.

Components needed:
  1.  LM7805 power regulator x1
  2.  10uF 25v electrolytic capacitor x1
  3.  100uF 50V electrolytic capacitor x1
  4.  1N4001 diode x1
  5.  1K ohm resistor x1
  6.  10K ohm resistor x1
  7.  LED 3mm x1
  8.  0.1uF ceramic capacitor(code: 104) x2
  9.  12-22pF ceramic capacitor(code: 12-22) x2
  10.  16MHz crystal x1
  11.  Male header strip(can be replaced with longer ones) x1
  12.  Female header x1
  13.  Jumper x1

Tools and materials required:

  1.  Very thin wire for vias
  2.  Double sided copper clad board
  3.  Stuff needed for fabricating board like etchant, drill, saw etc.
  4.  Soldering Iron

Batteries and AVR not included ;P

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