Barebones

I finally got off my keister and got to the original point of designing the ZIFduino: the MegaBare board. As the name implies, it's a board with no frills, no programming headers, just the bare minimum necessary to pull the ATMega chip out of your *duino and put it in a small standalone package.

It's 2.3 inches x 1.2 inches (roughly 58 mm x 30 mm). The only functionally significant difference is the lack of a 3.3V pin. It could be smaller, but after talking to some of the people that have expressed interest, it's clear that mounting holes are more important than squeezing out those last few millimeters.

I'll be making a test board here in the next week or so, then it's off to manufacturing.

Update 11/06: Yes, I'm a farking slacker and have spent too much time setting up for this year's Halloween. I haven't found the time to get this batch ordered yet, but it's probably a good thing. I've decided it'll be safer to rename it to avoid trademark issues with Atmel. The last thing I want is to have to pull it off the market after investing in manufacturing dozens of the things.