Arduino GRANDE

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Arduino GRANDE by jpark Jun 3, 2012


The Arduino GRANDE is a fully functional Arduino that is about six times larger than real life. These are the laser cutter plans for making a comically large, functioning Arduino for demonstration, comedy, and educational purposes. I built the GRANDE for 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire. http://jedgarpark.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/arduino-grande-2/

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this is very exciting!!!!
Great idea...love it
This is amazing

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<ol>Cut the parts from acrylic (5mm and 6mm depending on part, see color coding in files) and etch the graphics. Paint the graphics with acrylic craft paint and a squeegee for added contrast and pizzaz! Use 1/8" banana plugs as the headers. Use a doorbell button for reset. Use panel mount LEDs for the SMD LEDs. (NOTE: add a 10K resistor to the power LED, the pin 13 one doesn't need it.) Use a panel mount USB B female-to-male connector for data transmission. Use 4-40 screws and nuts to assemble. Wire a real Arduino to the headers, reset button, and LEDs. Place rubber feet underneath. The rounded power jack top is made from a painted cardboard half tube. Hoist it on your shoulder like a boom box. </ol> Now, you're ready to wire up all sorts of Arduino peripherals (LEDs, buttons, knobs, speakers, etc.) with 1/8" banana plugs and make your demos bigger than ever. NOTE: I removed the Arduino and Atmel logos from the file, feel free to add your own.

<p>this is very exciting!!!!</p>

<p>Great idea...love it</p>

<p>This is amazing</p>

<p>Cool stuff, But my first thought is why you didn't hide the real arduino in the usb port with a lid. then you have the usb in in the right place and a cleaner looking board :)</p>

<p>Neat idea, Condac. I did put the USB port in the right place, via a USB panel mount, but I didn't think to hide the real Arduino in there. Maybe next time!</p>

<p>I love your mustache~~</p>

<p>Why thank you! I'm sad to say I have since shaved it and miss it dearly.</p>

<p>How do I print that mustache?</p>

<p>I feel that a true Arduino GRANDE would not just have a regular Arduino wired to banana plug headers. It should operate at 12V levels throughout the board, and every pin should be able to drive a relay directly and sink/source 5A. Inputs should be 35V tolerant. A couple of pins should already have<br> electromechanical relays built in.</p>

jpark - in reply to guan

<p>Guan, I think you should build that! Call it Arduino ROBUSTO!</p>

<p>Cool work JP.. I always knew you'd make it big someday ;-)</p>

<p>Thanks Colin! Did you ever print out that amazing Hulk model you did in Animation Master?</p>

<p>Nope. Have much better models since I started using zbrush. I'll get around to printing them one day.</p>

<p>That is entirely beautiful!</p>

<p>Excellent! :)</p>

<p>Luv the "Made in Burbank"!</p>

<p>jpark, this is great-ness!</p>

<p>Nice. The only way this could possibly be better is if it were a boombox too. Oversized Adafruit WAV shield mod? :-D</p>

jpark - in reply to bre

<p>Haha, that would be fantastic -- I'll play the first L.L. Cool J album on it.</p>

<p>This is freaking awesome, I just ordered my first Arduino on friday <br>&<br>amp; I should be getting it on thursday, I can't wait! But for this I'm going to make one <br>&<br>amp; hang it up on the wall as a decoration, if I was going to make it funtional like yours, I'd honestly have to make the shields to go along w/ it :-D keep up the good work man!</p>

<p>This is super grande wicked! :-D</p>