Springtime Santa Shenanigans: Diy Santa Claus-shaped Pcbs (f

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About the project

Who says Santa only visits in December? 🎅 Join the hilarity as I dive into the springtime spirit with some seriously tardy Santa PCBs

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Platforms: MicrochipPCBWay

Estimated time: 3 hours

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

LED, Blue LED, Blue x 2
Microchip ATtiny85 Microchip ATtiny85 x 1
Buzzer Buzzer x 1
PCBWay Custom PCB PCBWay Custom PCB x 1


Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another blog post. Today, I'm thrilled to share a festive project that's sure to bring some holiday cheer. But it's not even Christmas, yeah, uh uh but I was lazy and didn't film it, I am sorry. But I have to make this anyway – our very own Santa Claus-shaped PCB, powered by an ATtiny85 microcontroller. Stick around because not only is it adorable, but it also plays a jolly tune! Let's dive into the details.

Thanks to PCBWay for Sponsoring and fabricating these beautiful PCBs.

let's dive into the details the eyes and buttons on this PCB aren't just for show they play a key role in the musical surprise. Now let's take a closer look at the components that make it all happen

Attiny 85 microcontroller,

the tiny chip is the brain behind our festive Melody.

We have also got a speaker for spreading the holiday tunes and a battery to keep Santa singing throughout the season. watch as Santa comes to life with the Press of a button.

This artwork is fabricated by our very own PCBWay. Thank you so much PCBWay for sponsoring this PCB.

I first searched for a good image of a Santa, then I turned it into a black-and-white image and removed its background.

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Then uploaded it to a software called Inkscape where I made some edits and got the outline for the board and also made another SVG file for the Silkscreen. Then made the outline to a dxf file and uploaded it to EasyEDA for further edits then I routed everything

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I have also made a hole in Santa's hat so that I can also use it as a keychain

Santa's eyes also light up

it's because I have cleared the top and bottom solder Mask layers.

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once our design is ready PCBWay takes the rein, ensuring our PCBs are fabricated flawlessly. A huge thanks to PCBWay for sponsoring these PCBs they provide high-quality PCB go check out PCB fa for your projects.

They provide high-quality printed circuit boards (PCBs) at unbeatable prices. Look no further than PCBWay, your one-stop solution for all your PCB needs!

Why Choose PCBWay?

Quality: They take quality seriously. The PCBs I got are of excellent quality and they are really gorgeous.

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Affordability: You can get 10 PCBs just for 5$

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Quick Turnaround: Time is of the essence in the tech world. PCBWay offers blazing-fast manufacturing and delivery times, so you can bring your ideas to fruition faster than ever before.

Now for the tech enthusiasts out there

Here's a quick rundown of how this musical magic happens. For programming the attiny85 you need to use another ISP programmer, you can find out how to do this by checking out my video. The ATtiny 85 is programmed to read button inputs and based on your festive selection it figures the playback of pre-programmed Melody stored in its memory simple yet effective

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Watch this video to get the full idea of how this works.

It can also be used as a keychain

until next time happy tinkering

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