Come Up With An Idea
This is usually the hardest part! Look for inspiration on makezine.com, or other hacker sites like sparkfun, adafruit, hackaday and hackster.io. Check out other submissions. At this time we only take PCB board submissions that are original and extend the following platforms
- Arduino Pro Mini
- NODii (see below)
Submit Your Design
Download one of our PCB design templates. It is important to follow our guidelines for presenting your project for the community. Please make sure to submit everything we ask for so we can quickly approve your submission for community voting. The Featured Image for your design is key. This is the first image voters see. Make it a good one. We usually recommend a 3D rendering of the design. Once your design is submitted, we’ll review and approve it for community voting within a few days.
- Processor: ATMega32u4
- Power Supported: 5V and 3.3V (processor runs on 3.3V @ 8MHz)
- LiPo Battery Charger: On board – SPX3819
- LiPo Connector: 2 Pin battery connector (footprint on backside of PCB)
- I/O PINs: All Pins
- 13 Digital I/O Pins
- 6 Analog I/O Pins
- Flash: 32 KB
- Clock Speed: 8 MHz
- Mounting Holes: 4
- Pin Headers: Included (can fit larger machine pin headers)
- Size: 51mm (2 in) x 25.4mm (1 in)
RADIO FEATURES (included or sold separately)
- Chipset: HopeRF RFM69
- Frequency: 433MHz, 868MHz, or 915MHz
- Power Output: 13 dBm (RFM69W) or 20 dBm (RFM69HW)
- Antenna Support: U.FL (footprint on backside of PCB)
- Download one of the PCB design templates.
- Use the EAGLE CAD software to open this template.
- All submitted designs must be validated by the designer to be working.
- Submit a screenshot of BOTH your schematic and your layout using the form below.
- You do not need to submit your schematic (.SCH) or board (.BRD) files for the contest. Just a clear screenshot of your design.
- Screenshots must be 853 pixels wide, 480 pixels tall, and 72 dpi for both your schematic and your layout.