by jpark, published
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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- 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.
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.