HackSpace magazine

Making a Freeduino

By Andrew Gregory. Posted

Since its creation in 2003, the Arduino Uno has breathed life into the world of open-source electronics. There are more powerful boards, but the openness of the hardware means that it’s gained a community, which is worth more than a little bit more processing power or faster ins and outs.

Being open, the Arduino is also highly clonable – you’ll see all sorts of cheap knock-off versions on the market. This clone, by developer, maker, and artist Jiří Praus, is anything but a simple clone. He’s recreated the Arduino’s PCB in free-form wiring, connecting all the real components to create a skeleton version of the board that’s functionally identical to the real thing. Why, you may ask? Well, we say, why not?