Diavolino is one badass Arduino clone! Cheap too!

Evil Mad Science Diavolino

Evil Mad Science's Diavolino


The Diavolino is a simple Arduino Duemilanove clone developed by Evil Mad Science Labs. Normally we wouldn't cover a basic non USB Arduino clone, but the the Diavolino is just too damn sexy to ignore. The "Little Devil" sports one hell of a solder mask job, featuring a black pcb with red flames consuming the board. This has to be the best looking PCB we have seen to date! To top things off, EMSL is offering the DIY Diavolino kit for under $12 and blank PCBs under $5. This is the perfect board to get your kids started in the maker scene, and offers a perfect opportunity to teach them how to solder! We are going to order a few to add to our collection. Keep reading after the break for the official specs on the Diavolino!


Evil Mad Science Diavolino

Diavolino is sold as an easy to assemble "through hole" soldering kit [?]. Basic electronic soldering skill is required, and you provide the soldering tools: a soldering iron and solder, plus small wire clippers. Assembly time is typically 10-30 minutes, depending on configuration and soldering skill.

Evil Mad Science Diavolino

To load Arduino sketches onto a Diavolino, you'll need an FTDI USB-TTL cable (or an equivalent USB interface). Even if you need to deploy lots of boards, you'll probably only need one cable.

Diavolino by Evil Mad Science

Here's what you'll find on the Diavolino circuit board:

  • ATmega328P microcontroller, with Arduino bootloader
  • Genuine 16 MHz crystal oscillator (better grade, 20 ppm)
  • 3 mm diffused red LED (naturally!), ready for blink sketch
  • Auto-reset circuit
  • Reset button
  • Wire jumper for optional USB power
  • 6-pin header for USB-TTL cable
  • Places to hook up to a battery box, complete with strain relief
  • Locations for optional side socket strips, ICSP connector, and TO-92 regulator


Here's what you won't find on Diavolino:

  • The USB interface chip-- again, that's why you need the cable.
  • Advanced power management. Please provide power to Diavolino from one source at a time: battery, USB, or plug-in power supply.
  • A separate 3.3 V regulator. Shields and accessories that require separate 3.3 V power may need assistance to work correctly.

For more information head over to EMSL today!

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