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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mini Arduino Wireless Clone: Tiny328

The AAduino

Johan Kanflo | April 13, 2016

I have been using Nathan Chantrell’s Tiny328 for quite some time as my swiss army knife ISM radio node. Now I wanted a more slim ISM node as my setup with a Tiny328 on a breadboard is not very “deployable”. I could of course 3D print a case for the Tiny328 but I have limited access to 3D printers and do not feel I have the time to explore that exciting part of the maker world just yet. This leaves me with finding off the shelf project boxes with a compartment for 2x AA batteries and the “radioduino” (and in an acceptable form factor). That search came up disappointingly, and surprisingly, short. I did have a set of standard eBay AA battery holders and looking at the 3x variant it occured to me. I needed to shrink the radio node, and the AAduino was born.

"The AAduino is an wireless Arduino clone the size of an AA battery with Keystone battery terminals rotated 180° to act as positive and negative terminals. It is meant to go inside a 3xAA battery holder creating a very small wireless node. Powered by an ATMega328p, it is fitted with an RFM69C companion, two DS18B20 temperature sensors and an indicator LED. Included in this repository is the schematics, bill of material and a sample program to test the hardware." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Meet the Arduino Clone That’s the Size of a AA Battery. April 24, 2016) and (Tiny328 – A mini wireless Arduino clone. September 23, 2013)>

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