XNL Breadboard LessMess328

This small little board, makes it ‘just that little bit’ easier, faster and cleaner to setup a ‘bare-minimum’ configuration on your breadboard for the ATmega328 Microcontroller.

NOTES
– This board can also be used for other microcontrollers like the ATmega168, ATmega48, ATmega88
– Best and most effective when used in combination with the XNL Easy Breadboard Crystal

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Information

The XNL Breadboard LessMess 328, the XNL Breadboard LessMess1284 and the XNL Easy Breadboard Crystal is a “family” of small boards which can make it a lot easier, faster and cleaner to setup several microcontroller on your breadboard directly.

With the LessMess328 and LessMess1284 you can eliminate the need to ‘manually’ place two 100nf capacitors on your breadboard. Obviously placing these two capacitors isn’t that much of a ‘hassle’, but it also eliminates the risk of capacitor leads shorting, it keeps your breadboard cleaner, and due to the printed pin-outs on the LessMess boards, you also instantly have ‘quick pin reference’ to the VCC, AREF and GND pins of the microcontroller on your breadboard.

The XNL LessMess boards ‘install’ a 100nf capacitor from VCC to GND and will install a 100nf Capacitor from AREF to GND.

both boards will come with a datasheet which also includes an assembly manual, schematics and license,

 

Compatibility

The XNL LessMess328 is also compatible with other microcontrollers including (but not limited to):
– ATmega328
– ATmega168
– ATmega48
– ATmega88

And possibly (many) others depending on the pinout of the microcontrollers.

 

Recommended to combine

It is highly recommended to combine the XNL LessMess boards with the XNL Easy Breadboard Crystal, because when using them as a ‘set’ it will be even faster (and more stable) to setup a microcontroller on your breadboard.

 

Alternative Model

We also have an alternative version of this board which is for example compatible with the ATmega1284 and ATmega644.

 

Ordering Tip

Due to the small size of the XNL LessMess boards it might be cheaper to order them at a PCB Manufacturer/board-house which actually ‘bills per square inch‘ instead of a board-house which uses ‘fixed prices for all sizes up to a certain size’. These boards will (currently) be cheaper when ordered at OSHPark than when you would for example order them at JLCPCB. However, do keep in mind that shipping costs will also be added to your order though! So when you are ordering multiple boards at for example JLCPCB and just these at OSHPark, then it might actually still be cheaper to order these also from JLCPCB at the same time (due to combined shipping).

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PCB Order Instructions

NOTE: Usually I would recommend JLCPCB as my personal favorite, but because these are quite small PCB’s, it might actually be cheaper to use OSHPark for example (just to mention one) due to the shipping costs and ‘default price’ per board (at JLCPCB) instead of paying per inch/cm.

This section explains the (recommended) ordering process and settings (at the PCB manufacturer) to order our circuit boards using our provided 'ready-to-use' Gerber (zip) files. We will first give a basic overview for the recommended PCB Manufacturer settings, so that the more experianced users can instantly find what they need, and after this 'settings overview' we will explain more in-depth how you can order our printed circuit boards (PCB's) using the files you can download for our projects, products and packages.

 

Recommended PCB Ordering Settings (Material, layers etc)

All our boards (unless otherwise stated) are designed for and should be ordered with the following settings:
(Base) Material: FR4
Layers: 2 Layer / Double-sided
PCB Thickness: 1.6mm
PCB Color: Choose whatever you like or stick to the 'official project/product color' 🙂
Outer Copper Weight: Use default of the website you're ordering (often 1oz).

When ordering from JLCPCB and using the zip file which has (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in it's name:
Remove Order Number: Click on [Specify a location]

 

How to use our files/downloads to order the circuit boards

To order the printed circuit board(s) included in this project, product or package you will first need to download and extract this project or product.

Our project and product folders will often contain several folders/directories, of which one of them should have a name similar to 'Gerber Files (For Ordering-Production)'. If the downloaded project or product only contains one printed circuit board (PCB) then you will often find two archives (zip files) within this folder.

One of these archives will have (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in it's name and the other won't, for example:
ProjectXNL.zip
ProjectXNL (JLCJLCJLCJLC).zip

NOTE: You will only need to use one of these files when ordering, not both. So please read along to find out how this works 🙂

My 'Gerber Files Folder' contains even more folders

If this is the case it just means that the project, product or package you have downloaded consists out of multiple circuit boards (or options/variations you can choose from), you should consult the documentation (or included text file(s) in these folders) of your project, product or package to find out which folder (or PCB's) you will need. Inside each folder for the different Printed Circuit Boards in the project, product or package we will still use the same 'file structure' where there will be two files per PCB (one having '(JLCJLCJLCJLC)' in it's name and the other doesn't).

 

My Gerber Files Folder only contains one zip file (per part/option)!

This is also a possibility, this just means that we did not created an additional 'Gerber file-set' with PCB's which have JLCJLCJLCJLC on them. We often choose to do this for boards which would be to small to actually place such texts, we will then just let it be up to JLCPB to place the production/batch numbers on them. So if there aren't additional zip files which have (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in their filename(s), then you should just use the zip file(s) which is present in the folder(s).


File difference explanation

  • The one which has "(JLCJLCJLCJLC)" in it's file name will have JLCJLCJLCJLC printed on the circuit board.
  • The one which does not have "(JLCJLCJLCJLC)" in it's name will not have JLCJLCJLCJLC printed on the circuit board.

 

Ordering anywhere else than JLCPCB

When you want to order anywhere else than on JLCPCB.com you should always just use the zip file which does not have (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in it's filename.

 

What does this JLCJLCJLCJLC on the PCB mean?

Well this 'piece of text' tells JLCPCB where they can/should place their (internal) manufacturing/production/batch numbers, which they use for handling your order internally. JLCPCB offers a free service where circuit board designers can specify where JLCPCB can place their 'internal batch/production numbers', this prevents issues where they would for example (accidentally) place these production/batch numbers on an ugly location and thus possibly ruin your 'precious silkscreen artwork' 🙂

 

Ordering from JLCPCB

When you do want to order at JLCPCB.com you have two options to choose from:

  1. Pay a bit extra on your order (currently around $1.54) and have JLCPCB remove their manufacturing/production code completely, in which case you should use the file which does not have (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in it's filename.
  2. Or instead use the file which does have (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in it's filename, in which JLCPCB will use the by us specified location to place the manufacturing/production/batch number(s). We will always (try to) place this text in the least noticeable location or where it would not 'mess' with the rest of our silkscreen design. To be extra clear: When using this option you will have a small 'batch number' printed on the location of your PCB's where we had placed the "JLCJLCJLCJLC marker", but it will save you a bit of money on your order.

IMPORTANT:
If you are ordering from JLCPCB and you are using the zip file which has (JLCJLCJLCJLC) in it's name, then you have to make sure that you search for the 'Remove Order Number' option when ordering your PCB and then select [Specify a location] at this option. Otherwise you might still end up with an 'factory batch number' on your PCB AND have the 'text' JLCJLCJLCJLC printed on it. So make sure that you select [Specify a location]

Price estimate at JLCPCB
Currently (at the time of writing this 'pre-configured order manual template') prices at JLCPCB per PCB Design are around 2$ to $4 if the board is 100x100mm or less, which will get you 5 copies of the board itself for this price. And if you order 10 of the same board you will often just have to pay $5 (so just $1 more for 5 extra boards). We use JLCPCB for nearly all our projects and products and we are very satisfied with their quality and production times. Ordering from JLCPCB is as simple as going to JLCPCB.com then 'drag-and-drop' your zip file (with the Gerber files) onto the page.

NOTE: The clickable links to JLCPCB in this section are not referral links

[NOTE: This project, product or package is not sponsored by JLCPCB or other possible PCB Manufacturers mentioned on this page]

 

Bill Of Materials

These boards don’t require much parts, and definitely don’t require any ‘fancy or special’ parts to build.

Required Parts
1x XNL LessMess328 Board (File to order them is included in the download)
1x 3 Pin Male Header
2x 100nF Ceramic Capacitor (Size 0805)

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