This article gives an insight on how an Arduino is prototyped with the help of an Arduino board. It is a normal design that can be used for hooking up an LCD to the arduino processor.
The prototype has a simple design and it can be used to connect the 16 pin character based LCD to the Arduino processor and the rest of the pins can be used later for other uses.
The requirements of the build are listed below:
- 16 pin connector for the LCD.
- Jumper wires.
- Crystal for the clock (16 Mhz)
- FTDI header.
- 220E resistor.
- 10k pot for the LCD display.
- Atmega 8
- Jumper wires to connect the Atmega CPU.
To create the prototype the PCB has to be engraved on a board. After this, the jumper wires have to be soldered and the other necessary components have to be set on to the board. To connect the LCD to the board, it is necessary to install the header pins and the analog pins. Finally, the header pins required for the FTDI connection has to be installed.
Once the Arduino PCB is installed on the LCD, then its all done. This completes the prototype using the Arduino board