Yes, you read that right. Seeed and Geppetto make it possible to create an custom Arduino board for under $50, including design to pcb manufacture and assembly.
Geppetto 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 Geppetto 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 Geppetto in Seeed via https://geppetto.seeedstudio.com/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 Geppetto.
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 geppetto in Seeed and open the grove beginner kit design;
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any special requirement for your board, you can send email to us ( email@example.com) 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 geppetto. 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 geppetto 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 firstname.lastname@example.org