StripDuino v0.1 the Strip-board Arduino

September 3, 2009

In this, my first Post I’m going to show you how to make a stripped down Arduino for a fraction of the price, using Stripboard/Veroboard.

Material List:

1x Atmel ATMega168 = £2.65
1x Stipboard = 72p
1x 7805 Voltage regulator = 26p
2x LEDs = 16p
2x 220 Ohm resistors = 8p
1x 10k Ohm resistor = 4p
2x 10 uF capacitors = 12p
1x 16 MHz clock crystal = 45p
2x 22 pF capacitors = 10p
2x .1 mfd capacitors = 10p
1x small momentary button = 18p
# small amount of wire for jumpers

Total = £5.94

(All prices based on single component prices from bitsbox)

Once you have collected all your components, its time to cut the tracks in your stripboard, this can be done with a ‘spot face cutter’ or an appropriately sized drill bit (by hand).
Below is a guide on what tracks to cut, and how to place the components for soldering.


back tracks

Now you have all the raw components soldered in place, test it out with one of the arduino codes such as “blink” that will make use of the built in LED on pin 13.

Now feel free to add male pins, sockets, ICSP, extra regulated +5v and ground pins……if it fits on your breadbord, it will fit on your Stripduino!
Would love to hear any feedback on this project, and hear how you would go about changing the designs.

Dirty schematic, and stripboard component added above for techcobweb (will post a better one tomorrow)


9 Responses to “StripDuino v0.1 the Strip-board Arduino”

  1. techcobweb said

    Great plan ! Inspired by this page, I am having a go at building my own.
    Trying to reverse-engineer the schematic from the images above is a challenge.
    Can you please label the capacitors/resistors/components, so I can tell which is where ? or put up a schematic ?
    Thanks again for sharing this.

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  3. Mats said

    Please use the correct SI unit for the .1 mfd (100 nF) capacitor.

    0.1mF = 100 µF = 100 000 nF

    using an m is just confusing it with milli and not µ (micro).

    Kind regards

  4. Ciarán said

    Is it still possible to program your stripduino with the Arduino IDE? Or even the Arduino language?

  5. Andrei said

    hello friend.

    i used the schematic and made myself a stripduino. but i cant get the boatloader to load on the darn chip. (atmega168)

    the error i get is :
    avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00

    Can you please help.


  6. Jazly said

    hi frends…

    im using a arduino UNO board, i built many circuits using this but unfortunatly i dont know to make it stand alone( i mean get rid of the original board)..any ideas…i went thru the following link

    but it says that the method explained in that is not compatible with arduino UNO.

    so can we use this Stripboard Arduino for my requirment??if so how to bootload the chip, how to program the sketch??

    plzzzz reply thnx

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  8. Vincent F. said

    Hello, I know this is a rather old article but I wanted to point out a minor mistake: in the top view, the vertical blue line (wire) between Pin 13 and the LED is too short by one strip.

    Very usefull info anyway!

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