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SMD Kit (v1)

€3.00 - €12.00

The SMD Kit is a tiny board with the ATmega328p microprocessor. It is compatible with the Arduino platform and can be programmed under Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux using sketches created with the Arduino IDE.

The SMD Kit is very much like a JeeNode kit, but using tiny surface-mount (SM) parts, and without the wireless radio / FTDI connector / USB. You can either add an FTDI-compatible serial port 6-pin header externally (with an extra 0.1µF capacitor), or program the board using an ISP programmer.

Each SMD Kit has 4 identical “ports” for attaching analog and digital I/O logic, I2C devices, and more. The Ports library makes it easy to interface to these ports.

The Kit contains all the components needed to build an SMD Kit, including the ATmega328p processor. This board contains SMD parts of size 0603 – you will need to use proper SMD tools and soldering techniques to assemble an SMD Kit. This is not a good "first time with SMD" construction project but good fun when you have the experience.

The PCB only variant is the bare v1 board without components. You’ll need to add your own ATmega, regulator, resonator, pin headers, and a few R’s and C’s to make a working SMD Kit.

As connectors you can use a Plug Headers set with 10 male and 10 female 6-pin headers, which makes it easy to connect multiple plugs and JeeNodes in a “standard” way. Or you can solder the board directly in place for more permanent use.

The documentation and full design details are freely available.

Note: this board used to be called the JeeSMD.