Posts Tagged ‘Eagle’

Build your own testing/programming jig

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Sjaak has published a new build: Inspired by an old article from sparkfun and some tests I conducted myself I came up with a PCB that holds the pogopinholders and an lasercut acrylic fixture for the PCB on top. Using the dirt(y)cheap services from the cost for this jig, including...

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EAGLE: Panelizing made easy

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Sjaak shared a tip for panelizing PCB boards in Eagle: Panelizing is done by machining a slot between two or more boards, but keep them attached by a small amount of PCB material (mousebites). I used to do it by hand: generated all the schematics into multiple sheets and then...

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BoardMerge Python tool merges Eagle PDFsfiles

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Rohit Gupta has written a Python command line tool to merge several PDFs generated by Eagle into one for easier printing when using toner transfer method. He calls is BoardMerge and you can download it from Rohit's website. Via the contact form.

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Eagle vs. KiCad revisited

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Steve Chamberlin of Big Mess o’ Wires writes: Four and a half years ago, I wrote a mini-review of Eagle vs. KiCad, two of the most popular software tools for hobbyists creating custom circuit boards. I concluded that while KiCad had lots of promise, it was too full of quirks...

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Eagle ULP: Create drill line array

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Eagle ULP: Create drill line array This ULP is quite creative and simple to use. Draw a 0 with wire on the milling layer. Run the ULP, the dialog box selection will provide options to either draw an array of holes or vias. Parameters such as Diameter, signal name amount...

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Import Eagle boards into FreeCAD

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Christian Aurich created a FreeCAD macro that imports Eagle board XML data into FreeCAD: The common solution until now is to export your board with eagleUp and assemble it with a case in Sketchup. This also gives you some drawbacks. The most important to me was that the Sketchup files are...

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Importing SVG images as polygons Into Eagle

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Here's an SVG image to Eagle polygon importer called svg2poly. It seems like an excellent alternative to the BMP importing plugin we've been using to make cool silkscreen artwork for our boards. Surprisingly often, I find myself wanting to import vector images into eagle, and have them appear as polygons...

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Eagle tutorial: How to position components on the bottom side of the board

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

If you really wanna jam as many components in the tightest space possible, dual side placement is the way to go. Luca made a tutorial for Eagle which describes how to place components on the bottom side of the board.

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Designing Eagle footprints from mechanical drawings

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Adafruit shows how to accurately design footprints in Eagle. The process imports the mechanical drawing into Eagle, and the footprint is traced over this template. It's best used for mechanical parts - connectors, buttons, jacks, etc - that have complicated footprint designs. You can also check out our guide to...

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Perfectly spaced circular layout in Eagle

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Mats shared his method of aligning, and positioning all the LEDs on his clock in a perfect circle. He wrote an online PHP script that outputs Eagle commands that position, and rotate the LEDs depending on the parameters you enter into it. I have written a php script that generates...

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HOW TO: Eagle shortcut keys and scripts

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

As we picked up some experience with Eagle, we figured out that clicking icons and typing in commands slows down productivity. Eagle's key-binding features make it faster to do common tasks by pressing a few keys, but for a real kick they can also run scripts. We use a hot-key...

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Another Eagle 6.xx library fix for Linux users

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

A link to this guide was left on yesterday's post about fixing library issues on Eagle 6.xx Linux versions. The difference to yesterday's guide is that this one provides links to all the missing files, instead of having them packaged in one archive.

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Eagle Monday: Easier way to make parts in Eagle

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Chuck wrote to us with a short tutorial on a simpler way to make footprints in Cadsoft Eagle. See our tutorial here. Hello, my name is Chuck and I've been following your site for several months now. I was reading through the Eagle "How to make parts" tutorial and noticed...

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Designing multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft Eagle

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Rik shows how to design PCBs with more than two layers  in Cadsoft Eagle. The tutorial covers the basics, as well as some advanced subjects like BGA escape routing. Keep in mind you'll need a standard or pro version of Eagle, as the free version doesn't support designs with more...

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Workshop Update for June 25th, 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Today we made some site updates: The tracker now allows ready only, WordPress publish bug fixed by deactivating (non functioning) Google+ integration plugin. We also sent two new project sales pages to Seeed, which should be up in a day or two. Work on the secret project firmware continues. Today...

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Workshop Update for June 19th, 2012

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Today was mostly documentation day. We wrote another Eagle tutorial, this time on how to make plated holes for your PCBs. We will run it tomorrow, as our regular "HOW TO" post. We also continued with some renders of a soon to be released product. We spent lots of time...

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Copy parts between libraries in Eagle

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

A short but helpful tutorial on how to copy parts between libraries in Cadsoft Eagle. You can also check out some of our Eagle tutorials.

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Workshop Update for May 28th, 2012

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Today we had meetings, cleaned up the workshop, and worked on our application to the Open Hardware Summit. OHS applications are due the 31st (Thursday), we'll post ours as soon as it's done. We continued updating and cleaning up our Eagle part library, and made some adjustments to a soon-to-be-released...

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Workshop Update for May 25th, 2012

Friday, May 25th, 2012

We finished responding to every email received during the Maker Faire, and wrote everyone who gave us a business card. If you were expecting a mail and didn’t get one, please followup again, it may have been lost in the shuffle. We also debugged the RSS feed issue. FireFox uses...

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HOW-TO: Create parts with separate power pins

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Ever wonder how some designs group all the power supply pins in one corner of the schematic? They look organized, and it's easier to understand how the circuit works because pins are grouped by function. In this tutorial we'll show you how to make an Eagle part with separate power...

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