Picked up an Arduino Uno R3 recently at my local RadioShack. Also picked up a RadioShack starter pack to get me going. They are amazing! Was able to get started with it in no time at all thanks to the great “Getting Started with Arduino” guide.
I immediately noticed that a solid case and or mount was in order to prevent it from slipping all over the place while working with it. Pretty sure the USB Cable weighs more than the board. Thanks to adafruit I was able to get the Arduino Hole Dimension Drawwing and build a block out of some scrap aluminum I had laying around.
This was a test/challenge of my machine layout skills but was happy that it worked out well enough on the first attempt. I am going to make a few more so that I can have a template for drilling out other bases and such. Making more of these will also help hone my layout skills.
As you will see in this next photo, the mounting hole that is near the AREF Pins is not very useful as there is not space for the head of a screw to sit.
My only regret with the Arduino Uno is that I did not buy one sooner!