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Arduino GRANDE by jpark Jun 3, 2012

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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. 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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Instructions

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.

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icbm on May 23, 2014 said:

this is very exciting!!!!

theevilorverlord on Feb 13, 2014 said:

Great idea...love it

hxtasy on Jul 31, 2013 said:

This is amazing

condac on Feb 18, 2013 said:

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 :)

jpark on Feb 18, 2013 said:

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!

tangyuan00 on Jan 22, 2013 said:

I love your mustache~~

jpark on Jan 22, 2013 said:

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

guan on Jun 7, 2012 said:

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 on Jan 22, 2013 said:

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

colinfizgig on Jun 5, 2012 said:

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

jpark on Jan 22, 2013 said:

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

RobTFirefly on Jun 4, 2012 said:

That is entirely beautiful!

TeamTeamUSA on Jun 4, 2012 said:

Excellent! :)

Luv the "Made in Burbank"!

RyGuy on Jun 4, 2012 said:

jpark, this is great-ness!

bre on Jun 4, 2012 said:

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

jpark on Jan 22, 2013 said:

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

sofiadragon1979 on Jun 4, 2012 said:

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!

sirmakesalot on Jun 4, 2012 said:

This is super grande wicked! :-D

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