Arduino GRANDE

by jpark, published

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

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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.

YOU ARE A GOD... Respect

this is very exciting!!!!

This is amazing

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 :)

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!

I love your mustache~~

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

How do I print that mustache?

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 electromechanical relays built in.

jpark - in reply to guan

Guan, I think you should build that! Call it Arduino ROBUSTO!

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

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

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

That is entirely beautiful!

Excellent! :)

Luv the "Made in Burbank"!

jpark, this is great-ness!

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

jpark - in reply to bre

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

This is freaking awesome, I just ordered my first Arduino on friday & amp; I should be getting it on thursday, I can't wait! But for this I'm going to make one & 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!

This is super grande wicked! :-D