I have build a prototype with the Arduino Duemilanove and a Ethernet shield. It works great, now I want to get it redesigned in to a single board with a few extra connectors.

  • Screw terminal for power,
  • Screw terminal for a few of the digital pins,
  • RS232 connection to the serial port.
  • RJ-45 port
  • I also want an enclosure for this new board.

Q: Why do I want to redesign the board? I can't have a barrel connector for power, its a requirement from the site where I want to install this product. I also want a nice metal enclosure ( I couldn't find one for the Arduino that was reasonably priced.

Q: How many units would you be making 100-250 to start and more as time goes on.

My question is; Where should I post this job posting?


You could try one of the freelance design sites like Freelancer. You need to take into account the cost of EMC conformity in the country where you live; CE conformance is required in the EU, and can be quite expensive- something like £3,000 in the UK for that sort of item.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I realize that there will be a high initial cost, as long as there is a low per unit cost its OK. Freelancer website seems to be what I am looking for, thanks. Now I just need to think of an appropriate price tag. \$\endgroup\$ – Steven smethurst Mar 11 '10 at 18:05

have you found a soution for that ?

I would be verry interested in something simillar for automating my home :)

any chanches of releasing the design to the community? maybe to the official arduino hardware page ...



  • \$\begingroup\$ We ended up going an entirely different route, so we could get CU/CL approval stickers. \$\endgroup\$ – Steven smethurst Jul 4 '10 at 21:16

Maybe you could just get a bulk deal on these: http://www.freetronics.com/products/etherten

  • \$\begingroup\$ He specifically said he can't have a barrel jack for power. \$\endgroup\$ – Mark Jan 3 '12 at 19:12

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