What do you get when you combine an Arduino, a breadboard, and a standard cpu power supply on one convenient self-contained platform?
You get the Nova Labs “ProtoBoard”, an arduino-based hardware prototyping platform. Designed by Nova Labs Co-Founder Ted Markson, the project has been used successfully by members to develop their own hardware solutions.
The secret to this innovation is bringing together other available technologies and packaging it in a way that makes it more accessible and convenient for users.
The Nova Labs ProtoBoard features a laser-cut acrylic mounting plate and a cpu power supply interface board designed for compactness. Various voltages most often needed for hardware prototyping are provided: -5V, -12V, 3.3V, 5V, and 12V.
Interfacing the board with a standard computer power supply recognizes that in the DIY community, these power sources are ubiquitous and can easily be repurposed from old computers that most people already have lying around. This lowers the cost and reduces the time of sourcing alternative power sources.
The Nova Labs ProtoBoard is currently available only in very limited release. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about getting one of your own!
We’re featuring Nova Labs hardware innovation all this week leading up to NoVa Maker Faire. Stay tuned!