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

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.

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