At this stage, my finalized design includes Arduino Nano 3.0, a breakout board and a few electrical components on a breadboard.

Will there be an appreciable cost savings from not buying a ready-made Arduino? The Arduino Nano clone being used costs $17.20.

And is it a good idea if everything is soldered on to a custom fabricated PCB board, including the components of Arduino Nano 3.0? The PCB board will cost around $10 at the quantities I'm starting with.


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You can probably do a lot better than $17 but not much better than $8:


If you don't need USB, you can use a Pro Mini and they go for about $4 and that's really hard to beat.

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