Making Your Own Custom Arduino Board for Under $50 is Possible

Yes, you read that right. Seeed and Upverter make it possible to create an custom Arduino board for under $50, including design to pcb manufacture and assembly. 

Upverter is a ground-breaking cloud-based design tool that allows anyone to design electronics, you don’t need to know about resistors, capacitors, inductors, routing paths or anything EE to design your own board. Seeed has embedded the Upverter electronic design tool into its platform, so users can go straight from creating a design to manufacturing in one session.

Get your  custom Arduino board for under $50 in three simple steps:

Step 1: Log into Upverter in Seeed via and open up Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino template.

Step 2: Delete the unnecessary parts and re-position the remaining parts that you need.

Step 3: Save your file and place the order.

Check out the Wiki for more detailed instructions on how to use Upverter. 

Customize Your Own Beginner Kit

Now you can add or remove modules to suit your needs and quickly build your own Beginner Kit. Like in the previou video, it is simple humidity demo, when the humidity is over 50%, the light will be on to remind you. Based on the grove beginner kit, you can have many usefuly demo. We will use that small demo as example to demonstarte how easy it is for anyone to customize his/her own board.

If you customized based on grove beginner kit, you can have one board with your name on it under $50( with design fee, pcb and pcba assemly fee and international shipping fee);

Let’s get started!
1. Finish your prototype with grove beginner kit to validate your idea.
2. Login Upverter in Seeed and open the grove beginner kit design;

3. Delete the unnecessary parts and fit the board to modules

4. Save the file and place order.

5. Place order in seeed, you can choose the quantity you want. You can leave msg to us for special requirement and send the related file to us with your order number ( [email protected]).

6. Congratulations! You have finished the design of your (first)board. All you need to do is wait for the package arrive.

If you have any special requirement for your board, you can send email to us ( [email protected]) after you place the order (like the pcb color, or even the shape of the board), we will have engineer work on it. All you need to do is to make your idea come true with our grove beginner kit and other grove sensors and tell us through Upverter. Seeed will handle the rest of the work, you will get a board with your name around 7 working days in a reasonable price, possibley under $50.

We will have more grove modules coming into Upverter and it will empower the capabilities of your demo. Stay tuned. Let us know if you have any other suggestion for our campaign, contact us at [email protected]

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October 2020