Art can be created using an inifinite amount of forms, and of course one of these is electronics. Instructables user sath02 who is also an electronic visualisation artist had teh same though, and created synergy with the world of art and Arduino with their freefrom Arduino insect.
By paring down the circuit for an Arduino-compatible down to the bare minimum, the results can then be crafted into an interesting design or pattern - and in this case the working circuit takes the form of a large insect, for example:
With a few extra components it could come to life with LEDs or chirp with a piezo - however to learn about the orginal, visit the project Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebook, twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
If you're wanting to make your own Arduino-compatible work of art such as the insect above, you'll need an ATmega328P MCU with Arduino Uno bootloader:
This is the same Atmel AVR ATmega328P microcontroller used in the official Arduino Uno, as well as our Eleven, EtherTen, USBDroid, and other boards. Perfect for building your own Arduino-compatible project directly on a breadboard or on a custom PCB, or for replacing the MCU in an existing board. Comes with the Arduino Uno bootloader pre-installed. Better still, it even has a special label stuck on top with details of the pinout, so you don't even need to look up the datasheet when connecting it up in your project! For more information and to order, click here!