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Hacking footprints for easier 2 layer routing

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Routing complex surface mount circuits on a 1 or 2 layer PCB is tricky. TSSOP and similar small parts often don't have enough clearance to route a trace between two leads. Mats tackled this by by removing a few unused leads. This gave him the freedom to route traces through...

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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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  • Max: Hey, good job quoting as an abstract something the author writes about someone else's project... For the record, I do appreciate the proper attention to...
  • imqqmi: Also interesting to note that arduino's use the DTR signal to reset the device. I found this out because repetier was able to do this...
  • Kevin: A bit sad that you are using a knock off Saleae device unless you are not using Saleae software.
  • Max: For the Haxxor Edition he could add a Morse-to-scan-code translator to the code in the PIC (where the L337 Haxxor Special also accepts Unicode code...
  • KH: Someone with a PIC16F1459 project, well you don't see these every day. Methinks he repeats the USB 2.0 thing too much; this might mislead people...