simplenZAR getting more complicated

simplenZAR in Acrylic enclosure

As the name simplenZAR implicates, this thing should be very simple, but with all the cables it it is not very useful. So I decided to take this a bit further and expand my knowledge a bit. I decided to build a shield to fit the Arduino, so I could get rid of all the cables.

For the PCB I started with Eagle Cad, but found that I could do it faster on my own with Illustrator. After an evening of pushing traces around I came up with a quite simple pcb that I could route an my mill. This is the result. It fits on the Arduino and works very well.

simplenZAR shield

simplenZAR shield in Arduino

But, I wanted to be able to do more projects with my Arduino, so I decided to build a very basic one that I can use for my simplenZAR-shield. Again, after one evening of drawing in Illustrator I came up with a rudimentary Arduino clone. Without Serial connection. I just put on the programmed chip. Here is the result.

Arduino clone

Arduino clone PCB

Next was an enclosure to keep everything together and include a power supply. I milled a Acrylic enclosure and now have a very small simplenZAR to work with my MeeBlip.