Although using a Freetronics Eleven or other Arduino-compatible board is easy and quick, when it comes time to make a final project or product the entire board may seem like overkill. An alternative is to build your own circuit around a minimalist Arduino-compatible and this can be done with a solderless breadboard - as shown in our tutorial.
Taking this explanation one step further is Mr Hobbyelectronics, who has created a video introduction to the tutorial and strongly articulates how easy it is to make your own minimal Arduino-compatible in no time at all. Check out the following video to learn more:
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If you're wanting to build your own Arduino circuit as shown in the video above - a great starting point is our ATmega328P MCUs 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!