Tiny Femtoduino: smallest Arduino

Fabio Varesano has designed what is probably the smallest Arduino compatible board. He states:

By using the QFN32 version of the ATMEGA 328p, 0.05″ connectors, 0402 components and removing everything not strictly necessary, I’ve been able to design and hand build an Arduino compatible board which is very small (20.7×15.2 mm) and ultra light (2g) but has exactly the same computing power of the Arduino Duemilanove or UNO.

Femtoduino is a true open source project, with schematic and Gerber files provided and released under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported. It was been designed using Kicad, a libre PCB design software.

Via Arduino blog.

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      1. OK, I was not aware of his passing, that is sad and my condolences to his family and friends. Personally I feel that’s all the more reason to promote him as the original designer, as a tribute. You would likely know a lot more than me about his family and friends thoughts about it, but I would have thought most would want to celebrate his great achievements – for example, I had no idea other than the original article done on DP a couple of years back.

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