Arduino Diecimila and BT reference designs now available.

David MellisOctober 22nd, 2007

The reference designs (Eagle files) for the Arduino Diecimila and Arduino BT are now available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. This is effectively the “source-code” for the boards: both the schematics and PCB layouts in fully editable format. Together with the Eagle Layout Editor (available in a freeware version), it’s all you need to get started making your own custom Arduino hardware.


We’ve also posted a document called So you want to make an Arduino? – a guide / policy for making your own hardware. While we hope to see many people creating their own versions of Arduino (and many already are), we’ve tried to set down a few guidelines to help ensure the success of these efforts and the continued growth of the project as whole. Please take a look. We don’t claim, however, to have figured this all out, so consider this policy as a first draft, and post your suggestions and criticisms in the comments.

We hope you have fun with the reference design and we’re looking forward seeing what you all come up with!

6 Responses to “Arduino Diecimila and BT reference designs now available.”

  1. Andreas Says:

    Just to let you know how an arduino could look like:
    I build an Arduino from scratch on a PCB for prototyping (wired by hand). I put the whole thing into a wooden case to make it look nicer:

  2. Ying-Chieh (Jeffrey) Chao Says:


    Could you also provide the “Arduino Mini” board file? Thank you very much!


  3. mellis Says:

    We plan to, but unfortunately the Arduino Mini design wasn’t done in Eagle, and we don’t want to release a file that requires a multi-thousand dollar license to use. Once we find a good solution (or have time to convert the design to Eagle), we’ll publish it.

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  6. frank Says:

    maybe not the right place to post this but the page (referred to on the diecimala seal-sticker) seems to be dead…

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