Following on from
ArduinoBoys and others and Making your own ArduinoBoy, I was looking to get the footprint and/or EagleCAD (or KiCAD) file from Mouser’s DIN 61NC5F in order to compare it to the footprint of the 57PC5F:
There is a link to a
.epw files are ECAD Part Wizard files, available from RS:
ECAD Part Wizard, which unfortunately requires M$ Excel. An alternative is DesignSpark’s PCB Part Library, which requires Windows (but maybe able to run in a Wineskin on OSX).
Import-PCB-Part-Library-parts-to-EAGLE video, which shows how to automatically import into EagleCAD. However, as the video demonstrates, a login is required, meaning that you have to sign up for a service.
The Mouser product page links to
FREE HIGH QUALITY PCB LIBRARIES FOR ECAD TOOLS, and the video there shows the SamacSys LibraryLoader (which is the same as the tool on the DesignSpark page).
So how can you do it manually?
Continue reading Getting a .epw into EagleCAD
Following on from
ArduinoBoys and others, I was having a bit of a job getting the PNG of the ArduinoBoy PCB by Trash80 (with Gameboy Genius’s fix Fixing Gameboy-powered Arduinoboy MIDI glitches) to convert to PDF with the correct scaling, in order to send to Layer Circuit, as mentioned in PCBs in BKK.
Continue reading Scaling PDF for PCB
This blog, on 3D printers made from e-waste, started life as part of
3D Printing, but became an article in itself…
Continue reading Something from nothing
The NOR/OR logic gate symbols in Eagle look weird…
Continue reading NOR symbols in Eagle
Too rushed for an amusing title…
Here are a number of ADSR circuits, taken from the fantastic
Yusynth website (which I came across after reading StackExchange – Building a synthesizer with no prior experience) – in particular the Archives page.
The circuits are described within PDFs, and I drew up the corresponding schematic and board files in EagleCAD.
The EagleCAD files available on github, although seeing as Micro$oft have just acquired Github, they may not be there for very long… Five minutes later – #movingtogitlab!
The EagleCAD files available on
Continue reading ADSR waveform generator
I have been rather successfully using EagleCAD, for designing schematics, and then
layouts (instead of PCB layouts). Veroboard/Stripboard
Here are a few of the gotchas that I have found.
Note that this article covers
boards only. For schematic layout issues, see EagleCAD nuances – schematics
Continue reading Using EagleCAD – board layout