April 05, 2013

The laser-cut Arduino mounting platform

When you're prototyping with Arduino sometimes it can be easy to let things get out of control, and thus ending up with bits all over the place. We're all guilty of it now and again - so a "third hand" would be useful. One example of this is by Instructables user "sridhar_rajagopal" who has designed and demonstrated an excellent laser-cut wooden double-platform for Arduino Uno and compatible boards. You can mount the board on the Arduino board on the top and a solderless breadboard with circuitry or other items on the lower level - keeping it neat and somewhat portable. He's published the designed files in Illustrator format so you can reproduce your own - as shown in the following video:

 And here's the final product:

If you have access to a laser cutter this would be a handy addition to the bench. For more, download the files from the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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