miniature Arduino programming plug & other
January 25, 2011
As some of you may know i'm building miniature swarmrobots. I have finished first version of electronics and I'm in middle of designing second version. Second version will be much smaller and packs more features.
Because I want that my swarmbot would be easy to use for everybody I though of going to Arduino. I have 8Mhz crystal and 3V logic so its similar to LilyPad. The problem at the moment is programming header. LilyPad has 6x 2.54mm pinhead what is a little big for my use. Also I have to but reset button and/or power button.
So the problem is that I need on-off button, reset button and 6xpinheader and I have room for only one-two. The smallest power switch under 1€ that I found was 2x 1.27mm pich DIL switch from farnell. Smallest reset button - ultrasmall button from ebay. Pinheader - 1.27mm but maybe i can use 2.54mm version.
So I want you guys to help me
- find smaller/better power switch/plug/whateva
- OR tell me that RESET button is overrated
- OR tell me what to do with programming header. can I leave it to 1.27mm or would it be better to have 2.54mm and LilyPad compilable