BareDuino Nano

BareDuino Nano
Above is the smallest Arduino-compatible board yet, measuring only 21x14mm. Sporting the ATmega328P, it has the same processing power as the Arduino Uno. There’s also an on-board voltage regulator and serial header for programming.

Since I’m on a student budget, I couldn’t afford to leave an actual Arduino into my projects, so I designed, etched and assembled the BareDuino classic. I can quickly throw one into a project without having to worry about using an expensive regular Arduino.

Using the experience I earned from the original BareDuino, I started the BareDuino Nano project at the age of 13. I saw Fabio Varesano’s Femtoduino and really liked the idea, so I set myself the challenge of making it even smaller. Needless to say I’ve succeeded. In order to make it smaller, I had to use 0402 resistors and capacitors (which were a pain to hand-solder) and use 1.27mm spaced headers.

Because I was working with such small components, I had to use solderpaste and a soldering oven to get it right.  For assembling earlier revisions, I tried to apply the solderpaste by hand but it just wouldn’t work well enough/at all. Eventually I went over to a nearby FabLab and laser-cut some stencils for applying the solder paste. Here’s a video of the process.

At the beginning of July, Seeed Studio started manufacturing and selling my BareDuino Nano! It was really nice working with them. There were a couple of errors on my side, but they helped me solve them. My next product will be an adapter to make programming the BareDuino Nano easier.

Author: Niek Blankers Comments: 5 comments Date: 9 Aug 2013
Categories: Arduino, Atmega, BareDuino Tags: , , , , ,

There are 5 comments

  • ¬ James Egan
    #25 February 18th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I am developing some code using the RedBearlabs Arduino Uno and the BLEFirmatasketch. I’d like to use the BareDuino Nano for the end-item. Since the processor is the same, what likely compatibility issues do you think I would have moving code over from the Uno ? thanks for the help j

  • ¬ John Waldon
    #34 August 23rd, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Can you make a version with Vs=3.3V?

  • ¬ John Waldon
    #35 August 23rd, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Can you make a version with Vs=3.3V?

  • ¬ eProto
    #36 September 24th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Great job Niek. Excellent design.

  • ¬ Lowa1
    #783 April 30th, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Vraagje is de bare duino nano nog te bestellen?

    Ik zou erg mee geholpen zijn.

    Groetjes Thijs

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