Using the Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V
Resources and Going Further
Arduino Pro Mini Prototyping
If you are looking at making a permanent connection, try soldering the Arduino Pro Mini on the following prototyping boards or stacking a shield to the boards.
Like its predecessor, the Arduino Pro Mini is open-source hardware, which means all of the design files are free to view and modify.
Now that you know the basics of hooking up the Arduino Pro Mini, what project are you going to stick it into? Need some inspiration? Check out some of these tutorials and videos.
- Wake on Shake -- Add the Wake on Shake to provide power briefly to a Pro Mini only when there is a shake or bump.
- The Uncertain 7 Cube -- The Pro Mini is the brains of this fun riff on the magic 8-ball.
- MP3 Player Shield Music Box -- This project uses an Arduino to control the MP3s and motors, but it'd be interesting to swap that out for a Pro Mini.
- Mario the Magician's Magical Lapel Flower -- This project uses a Pro Micro to control the magical flower, but that could be swapped out for a Pro Mini too.
- Interactive Hanging LED Array-- Create a giant LED array driven by the Arduino Pro Mini.
- Reducing Arduino Power Consumption - Reduce current draw on your Arduino project.
- LED Cloud-Connected Cloud - Add the Pro Mini with some WS2812-based Addressable LEDs to light up a cloud for an installation. Better yet, have the Pro Mini talk with the ESP8266 to connect online and have the LEDs react to the weather in your region!
- Raspberry Pi Zero W - If the Pro Mini doesn't have the horsepower you're looking for, consider moving up to a Raspberry Pi platform. The Raspberry Pi Zero provides a smaller form factor.
The Uncertain 7-Cube
Mario the Magician's Magical Lapel Flower
Interactive Hanging LED Array
Wake-on-Shake Hookup Guide
LED Cloud-Connected Cloud
Or check out this blog post for ideas: