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Optional extras and housing the unit

Optional Extras

The reset switch build is simple. Use a 5 hole by 5 hole piece of veroboard, connect the button to the centre, cut the copper strips in the same way you did on the button board, solder two wires and connect one wire to the RST pin and one to the standalone ground pin.

The 5v adapter jack is constructed in a similar manner to the 2.5mm jack. Solder a wire to each of the connectors and connect one to the GND and one to the VIN. If when you connect an adaptor nothing happens then switch the wires over.


Housing the ArduiTape

I bought my project box from Maplins as they have a wide range of project boxes. Always make sure when you do house your project you allow more room than you actually need as the wires do take up a lot of room.










My Project boxed.                                                                           Andrew Beers Project boxed.

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