The Day After Arduino

There will come a day in every budding hacker’s life that they realize that plopping an entire arduino in their project and leaving it there is a bit of a waste. [Domiflichi] realized this, and has shared his next steps with us. He takes us through the process of removing the ATMega chip and breadboarding it for final use.

For many of you, this is an obvious chain of events. However, there are also many who just haven’t ventured forward and taken this one step that will forever change how their projects are seen by the hacking world.  For the anti-arduino crowd, realize that this is an opportunity not to bash a useful tool but to help nurture and lead people to the next step.

60 thoughts on “The Day After Arduino

  1. The negativity comes from the community being flooded with unfinished projects that are 3/4 prototyping board..complainers are here for quality purposes only..if you don’t like it you’re probably one of the people presenting garbage

  2. When people say the arduino libraries are too limited you clearly have not used the platform. You can write your own libraries and even put ASM code in the routines if you like. The only limit is the limitation of the user.

    I can’t think of another micro device that someone can buy for under $25 , plug into the pc and start using with no knowledge whatsoever.

  3. @Maha


    who told you hacking was “smashing crap together to make things work”? That’s rigging, you can see plenty of it in the south. Gun racks rigged to toilets… I’m getting ahead of myself. Hacking is finding the most clever solution to any problem.
    The man who made the Apple II hacked an early version of break out to make it 50 chips smaller. I doubt you even know who he is.

  4. Wow, I hope all you hardcore hackers out there don’t twist your arms patting yourselves on the back. Somebody presents info to help people take their knowledge a step further, and suddenly we get a flood of messages with the same old predictable Arduino slams, and this guy dingus even throws in some slams against everybody in the South, too.

    Any other angst you all want to get off your chest? I’m going to go back to not reading hack-a-day comments, or at least skipping the ones w/out helpful links or other info.

  5. for the most part I think you’ll find the beginners don’t need to make a circuit board, breadboarding prototypes is easy and the parts are reusable, some projects are just done ‘Cos I can’ if you pro-programmers/EEs can’t work from that then it’s your problem, the beginners have enough on their plates….

    There is so much for a beginner to learn to complete a full project, not everyone has the immediate funds to get a board produced, or may not have the skills necessary to handle eagle or which ever pcb/schematic design app you prefer, so maybe that negativity could be turned into some positive comments and suggestions on how someone might improve their project.

  6. this hacking stuff has been going downhill since they put that 7-segment display and keypad on the KIM-1, instead of the LEDs and switches you’re supposed to use to input code…

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