ALio : New Hardware Prototyping Platform.

ALio is the new prototype board design that combine SMD and PTH at the same time. In short you are freely to use SMD or PTH without much ext

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ALio Proto Board is a prototyping board designed for electronic hobbyists who want to make prototypes containing SMD and through-hole components without using an extra breakout board. ALio is compatible with the traditional proto board while including all the features and benefits of traditional proto board.

ALio lets you freely attach SMD component in any location or direction, so you can forget about using an extra SMD breakout board; ALio fits almost all SMD components. ALio is great for beginners, since it is easy to solder and allows you to move your bread-board project to a permanent proto board project.

The Embedded and Arduino compatible versions provide SPI breakout, since SPI is the most common protocol and because wiring SPI directly to a microcontroller can be challenging.

Because every project needs power, ALio provides a 2-in-1 Micro-USB/Mini-USB pad, so powering and connecting your project is easy.


  • Size: L x W x H : 88.2 mm x 65.3 mm x 1 mm
  • PCB : FR4 0.8 mm
  • Finishing : HASL-lead
  • Finished copper: 1 Oz Cu with black masking and white silkscreen.

Product Features

  • Fits SMD and PTH components at the same time.
  • Has a double-layer BUS for wire-free connections.
  • Has a Micro-SD/SD card breakout or any general SMD sockets.
  • Has an SPI break out pad for some variant.
  • Has a 2-in-1 micro-USB and mini-USB pad for some variant.
  • Open source design.
  • Large prototyping area.
  • No more SOIC-break out boards needed, this board fits all SOIC, SOP, and SO type ICs.

Arduino Version.PcbDoc

Earlier version of Arduino compatible board

pcbdoc - 3.95 MB - 12/14/2017 at 18:23


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    How to Use ALio

    ALio comes with a unique and different orientation NON-through-hole BUS pad designed to be used for SMD components or routing circuits as double layer.

    Point-to-point wiring is easy with ALio, just a blob of solder does the trick. In addition, the double layer bus lets you route as circuits as if they were on a double-layer PCB, so you can forget about using wire jumpers. This is great for quickly prototyping stackable circuits.

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    MCU Break Out Board

    ALio MCU Break Out Board is not like ordinary one. It is designed to fit TQFP44, TQFP32, MLF32, and SOIC IC packages on one side. On the other side, it has a unique pad to fit SMD components for your microcontroller’s minimum requirements, such as capacitors, inductors, crystals, resistors, or LEDs. It also has a mini-USB/micro-USB pad, so you can use it as a stand-alone microcontroller board.

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    Yay it is OPEN SOURCE !!

    Yes we love open source project. Currently we are designing the final revision, but if you want current version you can message me.

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PointyOintment wrote 01/02/2018 at 08:46 point

How did you make those "padout" diagrams? I always see development board pinout diagrams in that exact style, but I've never been able to find out what tool everyone uses to make them.

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arief ibrahim adha wrote 01/02/2018 at 11:39 point

It's happened to me too. lol.

I make my own with gimp, replicating that style. 

Maybe someone willing to answer our question. cheers

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Simon wrote 01/02/2018 at 19:18 point

Nice idea with your board.

To your question, you can use Design Spark to design whatever pad design you want by combination of many pads you want, and you will keep native data for future modifications.

Link for this free software Design Spark PCB.

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