May 232009
 

I’ve been working with a super minimal Arduino setup recently. After seeing Alex’s awesome Arduino/ATmega breadboard header, where he notes there’s no room on the PCB for pin labeling, I wondered if it would be possible to make a small sticker that goes on the ATmega chip, labeling the pin names.

Here’s my first attempt:
arduino-atmega-sticker

And in use:
arduino-atmega-sticker-use

This was created by printing on a full-page sticker then laser cutting it to shape. I could have also just cut out the sticker with scissors, or used regular printer paper and double-sided tape.

Some files if you want to try this out yourself:
- arduino-atmega-sticker.eps — EPS of just the sticker itself.
- arduino-atmega-sticker.svg — SVG version
- arduino-atmega-sticker.pdf — PDF version
- arduino-atmega-sticker-lasercut.cdr — Coreldraw file containing instructions & registration marks for printing then laser cutting your own sticker.

 Posted by at 9:53 pm

  40 Responses to “Arduino chip sticker label”

  1. [...] If you like it, you will also like the Tod’s cool Arduino chip sticker. [...]

  2. Sometimes the coolest ideas are the simplest ones. As in, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Thanks, Tod!

  3. [...] was amased when i saw [todbots] new arduino chip sticker. This kind of simplicity and it makes work a hell lot easier. So i went out and made my own avr [...]

  4. I used your label in my project, here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/linux-works/3875367596/

    applied the label with some double-stick foam tape on the chip ;)

    cheers

    /bryan

  5. Hi Bryan,
    Nice! Looks like a much sturdier implementation of a minimal Arduino than anything I’ve done. Plus, adding the reset button and FTDI serial header makes it a *lot* easier to use I bet.

  6. “I could have also just cut out the sticker with scissors, or used regular printer paper and double-sided tape” – then why didn’t you? :D

    Well, if I had a laser cutter I guess I’d also use it for everything possible :P

  7. Haha, dor, yeah. After I finished making it, I realized “huh, I should’ve just used scissors”. But ended up using this sticker idea as a way of lining up the output from a printer with the laser cutter.

  8. [...] if you liked that, you’ll also like this. Todbot.com created a set of tiny Arduino stickers that you can print out and place on your chip [...]

  9. Brilliant Idea Tod! May I suggest including multiple copies of the image on the same page? It may save some paper, and in all likelihood, people would need more than one.

  10. [...] Has a sticker to tell which pin is what. Thanks Tod! [...]

  11. This is great! Unfortunately the text was too small for me to read, so I made one with much bigger lettering:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/salsaviz/4526735007/
    Thank you!

  12. this is an excellent idea
    just one comment, the polaroid pogo printer which is available on ebay for around 18 pounds stirling is just the ideal printer for these lables, although you will have to cut them out with a pair of scissors, but they are sticky. p.s. i have just brought one of these printers for such uses as this, and for printing overlays of any type used in my projects

  13. Great, thanks. Just printed them out on plain paper, cutting them with a scissor and sticked it to the Atmega with some Glue. Comes in very handy!

  14. [...] I don’t claim to be the first one to think this idea. I think I saw it here first… [...]

  15. [...] A handy resource provided by George Graves over on the adafruit forums, based on an idea by Tod E. Kurt. [...]

  16. [...] A handy resource provided by George Graves over on the adafruit forums, based on an idea by Tod E. Kurt. [...]

  17. [...] pin names and AVR chip pin numbers.  These vinyl-cut stickers are much higher quality than the homemade versions I created and they will last longer too. You get a pack of 10 for [...]

  18. [...] pin names and AVR chip pin numbers.  These vinyl-cut stickers are much higher quality than the homemade versions I created and they will last longer too. You get a pack of 10 for [...]

  19. [...] µC-Pin mit welchem Arduino-Pinout korrespondiert. Fuer letzteres kann man sich einfach einen Aufkleber fuer den Controller-Ruecken drucken (oder kaufen) — fuer ersteres gibt es gleich mehrere [...]

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