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 Topic: Tracking low earth satellites using RTL-SDR
Tracking low earth satellites using RTL-SDR [message #151955] Wed, 07 August 2013 11:48
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Travis Goodspeed has been experimenting with remote satellite tracking over the internet. His setup uses a satellite dish originally used with a mobile earth station on maritime vessels. Movement of the dish is accomplished with servos and an EiBotBoard wired into a BeagleBone. Travis writes:
My initial build using an RTL-SDR dongle. Data processing is done on my server, with the BeagleBone forwarding data from rtl_tcp. To avoid offending the FCC and ham radio operators everywhere, I disabled the dish’s 1.5GHz transmitter and use only the 1.6GHz downlink antenna. If I can justify the extra weight, I’d like to drop the RTL-SDR in favor of a USRP2 over Gigabit Ethernet in order to get greater bandwidth and sensitivity.
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Tracking low earth satellites using RTL-SDR - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=23290.

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 Topic: USB to Serial Breakout Board for FTDI FT230X
USB to Serial Breakout Board for FTDI FT230X [message #151941] Tue, 06 August 2013 15:01
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Another low component count USB to serial converter module is based on the FT230XS from FTDI Chip. The FT230XS is outfitted in SSOP-16 packaging. The first incarnation of FT230X chips got a nasty bug when the chip inadvertently goes into suspend mode triggered by certain byte sequences. The FT230X releases A, B and C were affected, see FTDI Chip TN_139 Technical Note. The resistor R1 connected to CBUS3 pin is providing workaround, keeping the chip awake. The Eagle projects files are here.
USB to Serial Breakout Board for FTDI FT230X - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=23278.

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 Topic: USB to Serial Breakout Board for FTDI FT230X
USB to Serial Breakout Board for FTDI FT230X [message #151940] Tue, 06 August 2013 14:48
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Another low component count USB to serial converter module is based on the FT230XS from FTDI Chip. The FT230XS is outfitted in SSOP-16 packaging. The first incarnation of FT230X chips got a nasty bug when the chip inadvertently goes into suspend mode triggered by certain byte sequences. The FT230X releases A, B and C were affected, see FTDI Chip TN_139 Technical Note. The resistor R1 connected to CBUS3 pin is providing workaround, keeping the chip awake. The Eagle projects files are here.
USB to Serial Breakout Board for FTDI FT230X - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=23278.

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 Topic: Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil
Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil [message #151719] Sun, 21 July 2013 15:24
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cmiyc @ instructables.com writes:
Creating a solder paste stencil for a toaster reflow oven or hot plate is simple when you have access to a laser cutter. I used the Laser Cutter at my local TechShop to create this and other PCB stencils.
This Instructable assumes you have created a PCB and are able to generate the Gerber Files for it. Specific directions will be given for EAGLE, but other PCB software can be used. The board used in this example is an Arduino RTC Shield based on the DS3231. Follow the link for the EAGLE design files if you want to follow along.
Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=22884.

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 Topic: Tiny Touch Button
Tiny Touch Button [message #151321] Mon, 17 June 2013 10:56
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With LEDs that require only one pin, you can do a lot with even just a 6-pin microcontroller!
A touch controlled light with 4xWS2812 RGB LEDs and ATtiny10. This is a small hardware project which utilizes the light_WS2812 library and the TinyTouchLib to implement a touch-button controlled RGB-LED light. Only two output pins of the ATtiny10 are used. Atmel Studio project and Eagle files are included.
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Tiny Touch Button - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=22132.

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 Topic: Tiny Touch Button
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With LEDs that require only one pin, you can do a lot with even just a 6-pin microcontroller!
A touch controlled light with 4xWS2812 RGB LEDs and ATtiny10. This is a small hardware project which utilizes the light_WS2812 library and the TinyTouchLib to implement a touch-button controlled RGB-LED light. Only two output pins of the ATtiny10 are used. Atmel Studio project and Eagle files are included.
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Tiny Touch Button - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=22132.

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 Topic: Circuit Board Design for Beginners
Circuit Board Design for Beginners [message #151118] Sun, 02 June 2013 05:20
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By: Alex Danovich,President San Francisco Circuits
We live in an exciting time where we see a resurgence in electronics as a hobby. Mass production has wiped out a generation or two of kids learning to build radios from scratch with their mom or dad. In the good old days, not sure when, you had companies like Heathkit walk you through building a full size color TV at home, for example. “Yes, I made that!” you’d proudly exclaim to yourself after hours of work.
What’s causing this hobbyist resurgence?

Television shows such as How it’s Made, Mythbusters and other programming on TLC.
Websites such as instructables.com, hackaday.com, and specialized hobbyist blogs.
Interest in RC cars, robotics, gaming, computers etc.
Advent of Arduino boards, modules and free software.
Open source software/hardware.
The whole maker movement in general.

 
So what does this have to do with making circuit boards?
Well, it’s now easy and fairly cheap to make a nice circuit board for your project without a lot of fuss. So you want to get the kids away from the TV and build a fun, blinking LED project for your kids? Gone are the days of tedious hand wiring, empty coffee cups, smoking components and unprintable words; they’re now replaced with easy online applications.
In times past, I would sketch out a circuit on a raw copper board using a Sharpie pen. Then I dipped it in a bath of some nice toxic Ferric Chloride from Radio Shack and waited and waited. After a long while, you removed the board and then hand drilled the work of art. To prevent corrosion, you rubbed some silver powder on it. Finally, stuff the board and there it is. Your mom (or wife) is now furious over the stains, mess and the stink you just created. But there it is. You let out a great sigh of personal satisfaction.
Fast forward to post-dinosaur times.
 
The Steps to Glory

There are several good choices for a free schematic and circuit board design program. I prefer Eagle. Lots of hobbyists and pros use it so there are lots of free designs and tutorials available. The free version is somewhat limited but very useful for smaller work. What’s nice is that if you like this as a hobby, you can progress to the “pro” version.
Next you will have to find a “board house” to make the boards. The author of this article is a good place to start for a free quote – San Francisco Circuits.  SFCircuits is a full service PCB fabrication and PCB assembly provider  from hobbyist to military grade work with some helpful tutorials in the PCB School section. Who knows – you just might go from blinking LED project one day to a nice ICBM with them. Impress the neighbors?
Once you have a board on its way, consider it time for buying assembly parts from Digikey or Mouser. They are great distributors and cater to hobbyists with smaller quantities with good pricing. It’s so much better than Radio Shack which carries less and less useful components lately. However, you must be careful buying integrated circuits, resistors, capacitors, etc. online as they come in a dizzying array of sizes.

 
Design Considerations

Sketch out on paper what your PCB will look like.  Do you need holes for mounting? Do you have a box in mind? You can get a nice plastic case with battery compartments from Pactec. Did you leave room for connectors to stick out? Make sure you leave clearance for taller components. Part of the trick is to visualize all the pieces and how they fit. Make sure you have clearance for your soldering iron as well.
It’s best to do a single-sided circuit board. You have connection traces between the components on the top side only. A double-sided board can get complicated for first timers. For sensitive analog and high speed digital circuits, consider adding a ground place area on the backside.
Once your layout is done, a critical step is to verify every trace. Adding jumper wires later is not fun. The traditional method is to print the schematic and start in one corner with your favorite highlighter color. Verify every line. A very important thing to remember is that some schematic packages hide the chips’ power lines for clarity. So you may have chips with no power.

An alternate method is to create a “netlist.” This is a point to point list of every connection (more highlighter). A really smart thing is to allow the layout software (if it supports it) to do an automated netlist check. It will give you a list of all the errors, a much faster solution. I like to do some of the manual method as a sanity check to make sure all is well. There is a lot to think about. Some places sell scrap boards to check your soldering skills or to make art out of other folks’ mistakes. Do your best to avoid it.
So cross your fingers, say your prayers and away you go.
Now aren’t hose blinking LEDs pretty cool?
“Yes, I made that”.
This article was written as a guest post by San Francisco Circuits, a PCB solutions provider located in Northern California.Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21963.

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 Topic: 1.25V to 15V Simple Dual Symmetrical Power Supply
1.25V to 15V Simple Dual Symmetrical Power Supply [message #151047] Fri, 24 May 2013 02:24
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manekinen @ mdiy.pl builds a simple symmetrical power supply based on LM317 and LM337. Design is Eagle and includes PCB so you can build it your own.
This time, simple project that i made from simple need. Simple, cheap and functional regulated power supply 1,25V to 15V, two separately regulated positive lines and two negative. This power supply uses LM317 and LM337 integrated circuit stabilizers – or their stronger versions. Galvanically separated lines can be connected in various configurations.
1.25V to 15V Simple Dual Symmetrical Power Supply - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21852.

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 Topic: Tom Hausherr’s Blog – a must read for PCB designers
Tom Hausherr’s Blog – a must read for PCB designers [message #150796] Thu, 02 May 2013 04:55
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Tom Hausherr’s blog is dealing with component package technology and libraries standards and providing lots of great and clear information. If you are designing your own libraries for your next project you definatelly have to check it out!
Tom Hausherr’s Blog - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21660.

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 Topic: Tom Hausherr’s Blog
Tom Hausherr’s Blog [message #150793] Thu, 02 May 2013 04:48
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Tom Hausherr’s blog is dealing with component package technology and libraries standards and providing lots of great and clear information. If you are designing your own libraries for your next project you definatelly have to check it out!
Tom Hausherr’s Blog - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21660.

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 Topic: Eagle UPL: Create Drill Line Array
Eagle UPL: Create Drill Line Array [message #150521] Wed, 10 April 2013 15:47
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Author: James Connors
Description: 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 of holes and distance can be defined.
Eagle UPL: Create Drill Line Array - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21497.

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 Topic: Build your own PICkit 2 programmer
Build your own PICkit 2 programmer [message #149860] Sun, 24 February 2013 13:48
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PICkit 2 programmer is open source, so you can build your own:
PICkit 2 was originally built by Microchip as open design programmer with the schematic, source code and firmware available to boost the popularity of the PIC devices. Because of that it is easy to build a clone version of the original device. Most of the clones will produce unregulated 5 volt VPP where the original Microchip PICkit 2 provides adjustable VPP output to allow 3.3 and 2.5 volt parts programming. The schematic I have used is based on the original PICkit 2 without programmer-to-go functionality. That functionality allowing a hex file to be downloaded to the PICkit 2 to later program PIC microcontrollers without a PC with a simple pressing programmer’s push button. I do not think that functionality is required for a hobbyist but allows simplify the schematic by omitting two 24C512 EEPROM chips. The Eagle Files designed using only thru-hole mounting parts.
Build your own PICkit 2 programmer - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21331.

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 Topic: Linux and the Road to Development
Linux and the Road to Development [message #149825] Fri, 22 February 2013 06:45
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Recently many little boards running Linux appeared across the globe. These boards may prove useful for many projects and for teaching Linux OS to any enthusiast out there. But how we got there? Read about the road to development of these embedded computers. (by Publitek European Editors)
Linux has long been on the edge of breaking into embedded systems, but one barrier has been the lack of affordable development boards with fast enough processors and large enough storage to cope with Linux. In the last few years, the situation has changed and there are a number of low-cost development boards, each with an array of plug-in peripherals and carrying processors with the power and memory to comfortably execute Linux-based applications. This article will look at BeagleBoard/BeagleBone and PandaBoard. It will also look at a manufacturer’s approach to the same problem – The Freescale Tower development system with a special emphasis on the MPC8309 PowerQUICC II Pro processor.
Linux and the Road to Development - [Link]Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21309.

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 Topic: element14 offers sneak preview of next-gen BeagleBone
element14 offers sneak preview of next-gen BeagleBone [message #149763] Wed, 20 February 2013 16:45
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element14 is proud to offer an advanced “first look” at the next-generation BeagleBone –  one of the most popular open source hardware platforms developed. The new BeagleBone boasts even more memory and higher performance than previous generations.
Availability is slated for the April timeframe, but students and hobbyists can register thier interest in receiving a BeagleBone now on the element14 engineering community. Plus, leading up to the official launch, open hardware enthusiasts and BeagleBone fans are invited to join element14’s Open Source Group to share ideas, exchange code, read reviews of the device, and sign up for the free Engineering 101 webinar series produced by the top experts in the electronics industry.
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Webinar: Debugging an ARM based design with the Keil ULINK-MESummer of Design competition – see your design excel, win amazing prizes!Raspberry Pi founder demonstrates how to program the mini-computerSmaller Raspberry Pi costs under $25element14 News: Communications Support in Thailand, New Dev KitsZemantaOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21297.

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 Topic: Script lets you import Eagle boards for use in FreeCAD
Script lets you import Eagle boards for use in FreeCAD [message #149649] Sat, 16 February 2013 15:47
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Christian Aurich developed a script to import Eagle boards into FreeCAD. This way he is able to design custom enclosures.
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 mesh based like the data used for 3D printing usually, but for further use in CAD systems this is not really usable. You also will not be able to get a STEP model that you can give to your costumers out of this data.
Script lets you import Eagle boards for use in FreeCAD - [Link]

Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creationEagleUP brings PCBs to Google SketchupEagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fillEagle Cad Tutorials: Make your own PCBsView Your PCB Design in 3D Online for FreeZemantaOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21221.

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 Topic: NU-FitHole hole size helper
NU-FitHole hole size helper [message #149644] Fri, 15 February 2013 17:24
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This tool helps to determine exact hole dimensions for screws and other parts – [via]
This weeks PAW will be extremely simple – it’s not even a breakout board, but it might still come in handy for people making PCBs. The FitHole is a tool for testing what drill size that best fits a part that you’re making a library footprint for.
NU-FitHole hole size helper - [Link]

Simple and flexible ATmega32 development boardLED Calculator Prototyped with LCDEagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creationRimu PCBDE0-Nano FPGA Tilt SensingZemantaOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21208.

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 Topic: HackEDA builds Eagle schematics and PCBs from standard circuit blocks
HackEDA builds Eagle schematics and PCBs from standard circuit blocks [message #149643] Fri, 15 February 2013 16:57
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HackEDA is an online automatic circuit design tool that compiles different Eagle schematics and boards to build a complete schematic. This is now possible because Cadsoft switched to an open XML text format for board files: [via]
At it’s core, it’s a system for collecting reusable-sized pieces of electronic designs, along with the knowledge necessary to reuse them in new designs. The library is available to browse online, you can download the individual bits, and there’s also a tool for creating custom circuits by simply selecting the features your project needs.
HackEDA builds Eagle schematics and PCBs from standard circuit blocks - [Link]

Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creationEagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fillSchemeIt | Free Online Schematic Drawing Tool by DigiKeyTurn your EAGLE schematic into a PCBCreate parts with separate power pinsZemantaOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21205.

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 Topic: Eagle Tip: Gateswap and Pinswap tool
Eagle Tip: Gateswap and Pinswap tool [message #149608] Thu, 14 February 2013 05:43
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Eagle PCB Tip: Pin and Gateswapping
To optimize board routing, there are times that interchanging pins or gates is necessary. Recent article on Dangerous Prototypes gives us a full description and procedure to make this happen in EAGLE.
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Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creationEagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fillPolygons and ground fills for PCBs in EagleMaking your own printed circuit boardsMake parts in Cadsoft EagleZemantaOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21197.

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 Topic: Importing SVG images as polygons Into Eagle
Importing SVG images as polygons Into Eagle [message #149537] Sat, 09 February 2013 03:39
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Here’s an SVG image to Eagle polygon importer called svg2poly. It seems like an excellent alternative to the BMP importing plugin included in Eagle default package. [via]
Surprisingly often, I find myself wanting to import vector images into eagle, and have them appear as polygons – usually for silkscreen. Whilst importing vectors as lines is practical – although ridiculously awkward – up until now I haven’t found a single practical way to import a vector drawing as polygons.
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Eagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fillEagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creationView Your PCB Design in 3D Online for FreeYet another home-pcb fabrication pagePolygons and ground fills for PCBs in EagleOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21180.

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 Topic: Saelig Introduces BOARDMASTER Universal PCB Test System
Saelig Introduces BOARDMASTER Universal PCB Test System [message #149227] Thu, 24 January 2013 17:35
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Pittsford, NY, USA:  Saelig Company, Inc. (www.saelig.com) has introduced the ABI BoardMaster 8000 PLUS –a unique, versatile, self-contained, and easy-to-use PCB test system.  The BoardMaster 8000 Plus is a comprehensive set of test instruments, complete with built-in PC, for testing and fault-finding on almost any kind of PCB.  Incorporating a full range of test instruments in one compact box and offering a variety of available test methods, the BoardMaster 8000 PLUS provides a cost-effective standalone solution for electronics faultfinding across a wide range of industries.
BoardMaster 8000 PLUS is an integrated package of high specification instrumentation controlled by sophisticated but easy to use software. The hardware is installed in a rugged transportable case that also contains a high-specification, Windows™ PC.  The BoardMaster 8000 PLUS is based on a modular system which can be customized for specific applications, and its software can be configured to guide users step-by-step through a test procedure, with custom-annotated picture images, instructions, and attached datasheets to give quick Pass/Fail results.  This is much faster and more economical than using traditional oscilloscope and metering and other bench test methods.
A typical BoardMaster 8000 PLUS configuration offers:

Two Board Fault Locator modules, with 128 test channels for multiple test methods for fault diagnosis and functional testing of digital ICs (in-circuit / out-of-circuit), IC connections status, and voltage acquisition, V-I Curve testing of components on unpowered boards.
AnAnalog IC Tester for in-circuit functional testing of analog ICs and discrete components (no programming or circuit diagrams needed). Fully configurable V-I Tester for detection of faults on unpowered boards.
A Multiple Instrument Station with 8 high specification test and measurement instruments in one compact module (Frequency Counter, Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Digital Floating Multimeter, Auxiliary PSU, and Universal I/O).
A Triple Output Variable Power Supply provides required supply voltages to the unit under test.

Many repair centers around the world are equipped with BoardMaster 8000 PLUS units, offering optimal fault coverage and maintenance capabilities to a wide range of customers. The BoardMaster 8000 PLUS is frequently the test instrument of choice in the areas of telecommunications, transportation, and automotive manufacturing. Many land, air and naval forces around the globe use BoardMaster 8000 PLUS to provide on-site test and repair, avoiding time-consuming returns to distant repair sites. For less complex or cost-sensitive needs, System8 Modules may be selected and mounted in a PC-driven housing. Applications include: PCB testing and troubleshooting, digital/analog IC test, digital/analog V-I test, visual short identification with audible/visual indication of probe distance to short, live board comparison, manufacturing defects analysis, power-on/power-off testing, QA reporting, embedded real-time control, calculation and logging, component and board level testing, digital and analog functional tests , automated test sequences, etc.
Made in Europe by ABI Electronics Ltd., a leading embedded test equipment manufacturer, the BoardMaster 8000 PLUS is available now from Saelig Company, Inc. Pittsford NY.  For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 1-888-7SAELIG, via email: info@saelig.com, or visit www.saelig.com
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Saelig Introduces Worldʼs First iPhone-based Mixed Signal Oscilloscope MV200UM – a new 2.megapixel USB digital microscope Comfortable and safe installation of LED strips with new profilesEagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fillHome-made solder paste stencilOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21046.

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 Topic: Simplify Eagle library part creation from BSDL files
Simplify Eagle library part creation from BSDL files [message #149123] Mon, 21 January 2013 16:57
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Here’s a tutorial on how to automatically generate Eagle parts from manufacturers’ BSDL files. These files are available from some manufacturers and include tables listing pin names and numbers. [via]
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pcbvisualizer.com – Free online PCB data verification serviceEagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creation[Tutorial] – Eagle CADEagleUP brings PCBs to Google SketchupHow-to: Prepare your Eagle designs for manufactureOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21000.

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 Topic: FidoCadJ – Simple and intuitive 2D vector drawing for electronics and not only
FidoCadJ – Simple and intuitive 2D vector drawing for electronics and not only [message #149122] Mon, 21 January 2013 13:28
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FidoCadJ is an easy to use graphical editor, with a library of electrical symbols and footprints (traditional and SMD). It aims to be an agile and effective small EDA tool for hobbyists.  FidoCadJ stores its drawings in a compact text format, practical for the copy and paste in newsgroups and forums: this has determined its success on the Usenet and in numerous communities. FidoCadJ is multi-platform and runs on MacOSX, Linux and Windows
A multiplatform vector drawing program with a complete library of electronic symbols. Schematics and drawings are stored in a very compact text format. There is no netlist concept behind the drawings (so no simulation here, sorry!) but this allows a great graphical flexibility and ease of use, making FidoCadJ the perfect tool for exchange sketches in forum and newsgroup discussions with a few clicks. Drawings can be exported in several graphic formats, such as pdf.
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circuits.io – Free circuit editor in your browserCircuitLab – browser-based schematic editor and circuit simulatorTinyCAD for schematic drawingsHow to make an Arduino shield with Eagle CADKicad tutorialOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=21015.

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 Topic: ODROID-U2 – ULTRA COMPACT 1.7GHz QUAD-CORE BOARD
ODROID-U2 – ULTRA COMPACT 1.7GHz QUAD-CORE BOARD [message #148961] Sun, 13 January 2013 06:53
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ODROID-U2 is a micro sized open development platform which is powered by Exynos4412 Prime. 1.7Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Cores show PC-like performance. Enjoy various PC peripherals on Android & Ubuntu Linux.

Low-cost development platform
Ultra compact size with full metal enclosure
Quad core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
10/100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 LAN Jack
2 x High speed USB2.0 Host port
Audio codec with headphone jack and microphone on board
Android 4.x & Ubuntu 12.10
Community-driven projects & supports

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Liquidware Introduces the Amber, the Open Source Android TabletSolderCore CPU with Interactive and Internet-enabled CoreBASIC InterpreterDual-Core ARM Chip Operating at 2.5GHz.VIA technologies introduces the $49 Android PC systemEagle Viewer for Android!Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=20934.

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 Topic: Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creation
Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creation [message #148954] Sat, 12 January 2013 04:36
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Many users often request if there are any tools that can simplify library part creation. Make-symbol-device-package-bsdl.ulp is one of those tools, it can parse a BSDL file and automatically create a part for you, device, symbol, package everything in just a few clicks. It’s one of the more sophisticated ULPs that ship with EAGLE and can be used to speed up part creation especially with high-pin count components such as FPGA and large microcontrollers. Most manufacturers such as TI and Microchip provide BSDL files for their parts. This is also one of two ULPs that come with a manual you can find it in the doc folder of your EAGLE installation. [via]
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pcbvisualizer.com – Free online PCB data verification serviceEagle Viewer for Android!EagleUP brings PCBs to Google SketchupHow-to: Prepare your Eagle designs for manufacture[Tutorial] – Eagle CADOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=20925.

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 Topic: Eagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fill
Eagle Quick Tip: Add wires to tRestict layer to control ground fill [message #148795] Tue, 01 January 2013 12:57
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Our dear friend Vassilis notes an easy way to trim ground fills on EAGLE PCBs. This tip is really helpful if you would like to prevent ground to be filled on small areas without having to add a new polygon.
Normally, if we like to add a ground plane on a PCB we use a polygon named GND and then empty space is filled with copper attached to GND net (keepout distance from traces, pads etc can be adjusted). In most cases you will notice that copper is filled in areas that we would not like to be filled. A solution to this is to add a polygon on tRestrict layer to prevent copper to be added on that area. This solution works nice for relative large areas of board.
Another way to prevent ground to fill a small area is to use a wire on tRestrict layer placed in such a way to “cut” the ground filling path. Using such wires on the above PCB give us better results as you can see on the screen below.
ground fill trimmed using wires on tRestrict layer

pcbvisualizer.com – Free online PCB data verification servicePolygons and ground fills for PCBs in EagleTurn your EAGLE schematic into a PCBDesigning multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft EagleTwo sided PCB using toner methodOriginal article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=20883.

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 Topic: Cadsoft Eagle replacement Libraries
Cadsoft Eagle replacement Libraries [message #148512] Fri, 30 November 2012 07:59
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bobstarr.net has revised the default Eagle libraries to suit his electronics design work and facilitate the work flow. These library files are designed to completely replace the default Eagle library set and are updated frequently.
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 Topic: Cadsoft Eagle tips and tricks
Cadsoft Eagle tips and tricks [message #148493] Thu, 29 November 2012 06:31
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Here is a great list of some Eagle tips on dangerousprototypes.com. Check it out..
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 Topic: MAX6070 MAX6071 – Low-Noise, High-Precision Series Voltage References
MAX6070 MAX6071 – Low-Noise, High-Precision Series Voltage References [message #148412] Fri, 23 November 2012 14:29
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The MAX6070/MAX6071 offer a very low noise and low-drift voltage reference in a small 6-pin SOT23 package. These devices provide a 1/f noise voltage of only 4.8µVP-P at an output voltage of 2.5V, with a temperature drift of 6ppm/°C (max). The devices operate with an input voltage from 2.8V to 5.5V. The MAX6070/MAX6071 consume 150µA of supply current and can sink and source up to 10mA of load current. The MAX6070/MAX6071 provide an initial accuracy of 0.04%. The low-drift and low-noise specifications enable enhanced system accuracy, making these devices ideal for high precision industrial applications. The MAX6070 offers a noise filter option for wideband applications.
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Digitally adjustable precision reference driven via PWMPCB pre-order checkApple systems on FPGATI intros first 2-channel, simultaneous-sampling ADCsAutomatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip parts



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 Topic: Eagle Viewer for Android!
Eagle Viewer for Android! [message #148302] Thu, 15 November 2012 15:00
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This is a great App that allows you to view .brd and .sch Files from CADSOFT Eagle V6.x and up on your android device. The demo version allows you to view only the demo files and a paid version costs only 0.99 EUR. App works really smooth and it allows you to select your desired layers!
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Designing multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft EagleAutomatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip partselement14 helps drives innovation with EAGLE Design CompetitionMake parts in Cadsoft Eagleelement14: CadSoft’s EAGLE version 6 now available & new supplier partnership in effect



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 Topic: Semi-automatic spot welder 2,6V 1kA
Semi-automatic spot welder 2,6V 1kA [message #148251] Mon, 12 November 2012 15:52
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mdiy.pl build a Semi-automatic spot welder 2,6V 1kA, Eagle design files are included. He writes -  [via]
This welder, thanks to the limit switch, after lowering the upper electrode arm, automatically enables the welding process in a safe and proper way. First, it waits 1 second so that the user have time to clamp electrodes on welded material, and then turns on the weld current for time in the range of 0 – 4 seconds, which is set by the potentiometer. This allows both hands to be free, and there’s no need to use the foot switch.
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Friction Welding – The Power of FrictionRULAV treehouse with microcontrollers, PCBs, and moreHigh-Frequency Start BoxBuild a spot welder from a battery chargerSimple AVR AM Radio Transmitter



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 Topic: pcbvisualizer.com – Free online PCB data verification service
pcbvisualizer.com – Free online PCB data verification service [message #148105] Sun, 04 November 2012 03:09
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A great online PCB verification service for free…
For added peace of mind now you can verify your PCB data prior to placing your order. PCB Visualizer is an automatic tool for data input and manufacturability analysis. Clear graphic presentation pinpoints any issues found. You can then fix them up front, helping to avoid delays to your time-critical deliveries. Upload your Extended Gerber (RS274X) or CadSoft EAGLE V6 files and let us surprise you.
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View Your PCB Design in 3D Online for FreeVisualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber ViewerHow-to: Prepare your Eagle designs for manufacture3D Gerber Viewer in your browser!Polygons and ground fills for PCBs in Eagle



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 Topic: Generating Negative Output from Positive Input Voltage
Generating Negative Output from Positive Input Voltage [message #147929] Fri, 19 October 2012 13:22
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Ashok Bindra writes:
There are some applications, such as double-ended sensors and audio amplifiers that require a negative voltage for operation. With limited space on today’s system boards, creating a dedicated negative supply rail would add to the cost and space of the PCB. Hence, it makes sense to generate the required negative voltage from existing positive supply rails in the system.
One such solution using a traditional synchronous step-down regulator is provided by Texas Instruments in an application note entitled “Creating an Inverting Power Supply Using a Synchronous Step-Down Regulator”1. It shows you how to generate a negative voltage from a positive input voltage to the synchronous buck regulator.
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Random postsOtto project amplifies hidden soundsTemperature-sensitive LED GlowiesEagle Cad Tutorials: Make your own PCBsRoboProgrammer: Automatic MCU chip programmerSchamplifier mini chip ampsetTimeout(function () {
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 Topic: 3D Gerber Viewer in your browser!
3D Gerber Viewer in your browser! [message #147890] Thu, 18 October 2012 04:11
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3D Gerber Viewer
With this free viewer, you can upload your Gerber files and have a 360 degree view of your PCB design.  Launch the viewer to load your own design or view one of the example boards.  So simple yet so effective! Worth a donate.
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ZofzPCB 3D gerber viewerView Your PCB Design in 3D Online for FreeCircuitpeople.com – View and share gerber files onlineMake realistic 3D renderings of PCB designsEagleUP brings PCBs to Google Sketchup
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 Topic: Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD tool
Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD tool [message #147876] Wed, 17 October 2012 03:44
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Tinkercad is the easy way to turn your idea into a professional 3D CAD model in just a few minutes.
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Tinkercad – Design physical things in your browserCubify Invent – $49 CAD tool…OpenSCAD – The Programmers Solid 3D CAD ModellerTinkerCAD web-based 3D CADEagle Cad Tutorials: Make your own PCBs
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 Topic: circuits.io – Free circuit editor in your browser
circuits.io – Free circuit editor in your browser [message #147875] Wed, 17 October 2012 03:11
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Revolutionizing electronic design and building  the largest open hardware community on the web
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How to make an Arduino shield with Eagle CADCreate parts with separate power pinsCircuitLab – browser-based schematic editor and circuit simulatorHow to reverse engineer a schematic from a circuit boardKicad tutorial
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 Topic: Trace voltage-current curves on your PC
Trace voltage-current curves on your PC [message #147792] Tue, 09 October 2012 13:34
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Clayton Grantham writes:
Some years ago, one of the fundamental electronic instruments was the laboratory curve tracer. A CRT display would sweep out terminal behavior (current versus voltage) from which you could derive mathematical models. Classic presentations of diodes, transistors, and other devices enlightened designers about linear and nonlinear operation. From the displays, you could determine the bias points for optimum design performance. Today, however, you rarely find the classic curve tracers in the lab. Instead, you find design-simulation software, such as Spice, that’s removed from hands-on, empirical analysis. Spice models now exist for almost all electronic components. Characterization analyzers still make the voltage-current measurements but not at the design-engineer level. Rather, departments are dedicated to characterizing processes and components and incorporating these characteristics into the simulated models. The low-cost circuit in Figure 1 allows you to return to the hands-on approach by using your PC as a limited curve tracer.
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Transistor Curve Tracer ProjectEagle QuickTip: Measure Trace Length (and more)How to Use an Oscilloscope and Signal Generator as a Component Tester / Curve TracerParallel Port TutorialStepper Motor Control through Parallel Port
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 Topic: Better PCBs in Eagle
Better PCBs in Eagle [message #147644] Wed, 26 September 2012 15:05
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Follow SparkFun recommendations for a better PCB. Nate writes:
We are constantly pushing ourselves for better printed circuit boards (PCB). One thing we’ve learned is that PCB fab houses (such as Advanced Circuits, BatchPCB, PCB123, Gold Phoenix, Bare Bones PCB, anyone really) have a very hard job to do. Creating a PCB is not an easy task and there are many ways for a fab house to mess it up. Unfortunately, fab houses tend to spend less time on prototypes than on production runs. Therefore, we try to design products and PCBs for ‘manufacturability’. This tutorial will show you how to minimize the number of ways the fab house can screw up a PCB.
We’ve messed up piles of PCBs over the years. We want to share with you some of the DFM (design for manufacture) rules and tricks and tips we’ve learned to get a good PCB, every time. If you’re creating a prototype PCB, we highly recommend you use these rules to increase the chances that your proto will work!
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Designing a better PCBThe Etchinator – low cost spray etcherManufacture PCB using Vinyl Sticker and Laser PrinterWhere Arduinos are Born: Touring a PCB FactoryDIY DE0-Nano Breakout Board
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 Topic: Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle
Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle [message #147567] Wed, 19 September 2012 15:53
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Tutorial: Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle @ The Adafruit Learning System…
While sometimes quick and dirty works fine for footprints, if you ever have to deal with enclosures or particularly dense boards, you’ll soon find out that accurate footprints can make your life much easier.
There are some really nice, detailed and accurate footprints in the default Eagle libraries, but there aren’t a lot of resources out there on how to create them.  This guide will hopefully serve that purpose, highlighting what works for me making connectors and similar types of footprints.
Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle - [Link]
Automatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip partsMake parts in Cadsoft EaglePolygons and ground fills for PCBs in EagleDesigning multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft EagleCreate parts with separate power pins
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 Topic: Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle
Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle [message #147565] Wed, 19 September 2012 15:48
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Tutorial: Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle @ The Adafruit Learning System…
While sometimes quick and dirty works fine for footprints, if you ever have to deal with enclosures or particularly dense boards, you’ll soon find out that accurate footprints can make your life much easier.
There are some really nice, detailed and accurate footprints in the default Eagle libraries, but there aren’t a lot of resources out there on how to create them.  This guide will hopefully serve that purpose, highlighting what works for me making connectors and similar types of footprints.
Creating Accurate Footprints in Eagle - [Link]
Automatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip partsMake parts in Cadsoft EaglePolygons and ground fills for PCBs in EagleDesigning multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft EagleCreate parts with separate power pins
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 Topic: Wireless power integration made easy with TI’s bqTESLA evaluation modules
Wireless power integration made easy with TI’s bqTESLA evaluation modules [message #147550] Tue, 18 September 2012 13:59
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element14 has teamed up with top suppliers, including Texas Instruments, Wurth Elektroniks and Cadsoft, to launch a new wireless power microsite. Designed to accelerate the integration of wireless power solutions in popular applications, such as smart phones, digital cameras and more, the site gives engineers access to a wide range of technical experts, complimentary webinars, product roadtests, and safety and compliance standards.
Engineers are invited to learn more by registering for a free webinar – “Charging Innovation – Cut the Cord” – on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. CDT. Attendees will see a demo of the new microsite, an overview of wireless power reference designs, and an opportunity to have questions answered during a live Q&A session following the webinar.
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TI 2012 Power Management GuidePower without the cordTI Technical ArticlesTI Power Stage Designer Tool 2.0TI launches second-generation wireless charger controller
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 Topic: 16×8 LED Word Clock
16×8 LED Word Clock [message #147260] Mon, 27 August 2012 04:02
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Ishan Karve writes:
I have made a 16×8 led word clock, a rectangular one. Break from square or almost square ones. This one is a complete modular design and can be scaled up or down in size / complexity according to ones need. The whole design and requisite files are in open domain and the project has also some good 3d pcb renders. The main clock controller is arduino-like and is again scalable.
The LED panel is composed of 8 individual panels of 4×4 LEDs. Each group of 4 such panels will be controlled by a MAX7219. Here are the schematics and board layouts of the 4×4 LED board and LED driver … They are on the way to a fab house….In the meantime I shall do 3D render of my project. Schematics & PCB designed using Eagle CAD 6.2.0 Lite Running on Linux Box.
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 Topic: Polygons and ground fills for PCBs in Eagle
Polygons and ground fills for PCBs in Eagle [message #146888] Sun, 22 July 2012 05:12
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In Eagle polygons are used to make big copper areas on a PCB that aren’t necessarily traces. We use them all the time to fill blank space on a PCB with copper connected to ground. Less frequently we use them to make large power traces such as with the ATX Breakout Board. Here’s some notes on how to use and customize polygons in Cadsoft Eagle.
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 Topic: How to make an Arduino shield with Eagle CAD
How to make an Arduino shield with Eagle CAD [message #146876] Sat, 21 July 2012 13:16
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There are many CAD developed to assist the electronic designers during drawing of PCBs and schematics; often they are integrated in complete suite to project, simulate and realize a whole electronic system. Besides the many commercial versions, there are also free CADs available. Today we’d like to analyze one of the most diffused and known software: Eaglecad (eagle does not mean the powerful bird but it is the acronym of Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor) made by Cadsoft, actually at version 6.2.0. We have chosen this one because, as you know as an Arduino’s fan, the official pcbs and schematic files of the boards are developed and available free of charge to everybody in Eaglecad format; you can find also a lot of libraries and circuits made by famous DIY website (Sparkfun for first) available for free.
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 Topic: LED Candle
LED Candle [message #146755] Mon, 09 July 2012 18:03
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The Akafugu LED Candle is an artificial candle that imitates the flickering of a real candle. Use it in place of a real tea candle: It will fit inside a tea candle casing or any holder made for tea candles.
FEATURES:

Randomly flickering LED: Imitates a candle
Fits inside a tea candle casing
Open Source Firmware (available at GitHub)
Open Source Hardware: Eagle PCB design files available at GitHub
On-board ISP header for upgrading firmware

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 Topic: Designing multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft Eagle
Designing multilayer PCBs in Cadsoft Eagle [message #146688] Wed, 04 July 2012 13:08
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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 then 2 layers. [via]
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 Topic: rlcDB: Online electronic parts management
rlcDB: Online electronic parts management [message #146338] Tue, 12 June 2012 12:07
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An electronics parts management application, not yet released but looks promising!
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Here is a preview of my yet to be released web app.
It is a BOM manager for electronic parts. Get it? rlcDB. I created it because I needed something that would integrate with my EDA tool, keep track of inventory and make ordering from distributors easier.
The way it works is you upload your BOM from your EDA tool like Eagle CAD and the app does its best to try and find the correct part. It then looks up attributes and gives you part numbers that you can paste in each distributors quick order form. It also shows you the cost/availability of each part from each distributor at the bottom.
Every time I think I’m going to release it I find a reason not to so I have no ETA.
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 Topic: Create parts with separate power pins
Create parts with separate power pins [message #146191] Fri, 01 June 2012 07:52
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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 pins. This can be extended to group pins by function as well.
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 Topic: Create Eagle parts with pins that have the same name
Create Eagle parts with pins that have the same name [message #146183] Thu, 31 May 2012 17:00
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Most chips have multiple power pins that need to be connected to the same power supply, but Eagle doesn’t allow you to give 2 different pins the same name. This short tutorial shows how to get around this and name multiple part pins the same thing.
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 Topic: View Your PCB Design in 3D Online for Free
View Your PCB Design in 3D Online for Free [message #146149] Tue, 29 May 2012 09:07
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Mayhew Labs writes:
Whether you’re a first-time circuit board designer or you’ve been doing it for years, you know how difficult it can be to visualize layout, spacing, and relative size in PCB layout software.  You might have also experienced that uneasy “I hope everything is right” feeling when you submit your design files for manufacturing.  You’re not alone!  I’ve ordered boards with silkscreen text way too small to read, components on the wrong side of the board, and even had my silkscreen and soldermask layers reversed by mistake!  Each of these times, the real problem was not having a good view of the design.
I came up with a solution to these problems and designed (with the help of a web developer) an online 3D Gerber viewer that anyone can use.  If you’re not familiar with Gerber files, they are the files that layout software (like Eagle, Altium, etc) export for manufacturing.  They describe everything pertinent about your board that will be required to actually create your PCB.
View Your PCB Design in 3D Online for Free - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=18665.

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 Topic: Panelizing PCBs for Seeed Using Eagle Free
Panelizing PCBs for Seeed Using Eagle Free [message #146148] Tue, 29 May 2012 08:57
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Some PCB fab houses (like SeeedStudio, with their Fusion PCB service) will allow you to panelize smaller PCBs.  For example, if you have a 2.5cm x 5cm board, you could panelize two of them on to a single 5mm x 5mm PCB.  Or, put a 7cm x 7cm board and a bunch of 3cm x 3cm boards onto a 10cm x 10cm panel.  Seeed will allow up to 5 sub-boards on a panel.
The freeware and light versions of Cadsoft Eagle limit the design area of the PCB to 10cm x 8cm.  This is enough to do many projects, but when you want to try and panelize to fill a 10cm x 10 cm board, it won’t work.  Plus, maintaining separate projects and updating them on the panel, and maintaining consistency of labels and reference designators can be a pain.
Panelizing PCBs for Seeed Using Eagle Free - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=18662.

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 Topic: Automatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip parts
Automatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip parts [message #145920] Wed, 09 May 2012 04:09
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dangerousprototypes.com writes:
Macdweller wrote a step by step tutorial on making Cadsoft Eagle footprints for any Microchip device, like PIC microcontrollers, using the Ultra Librarian app to generate footprints automatically.
Automatically generate Eagle footprints for Microchip parts - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=18397.

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 Topic: element14 helps drives innovation with EAGLE Design Competition
element14 helps drives innovation with EAGLE Design Competition [message #145817] Thu, 03 May 2012 02:20
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Global electronics community, element14, announced it has teamed up with CadSoft Computer GmbH and Microchip to present the EAGLE Design Competition – a four-month competition aimed to unite the most innovative design engineering communities using CadSoft EAGLE’s Version 6.
To enter the competition, applicants can register on the element14 community and post a screenshot of their project’s design layout, along with a written description of the build. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative idea, and include a Dell Alienware computer, a Microchip Eval kit, and a fully-loaded version of CadSoft EAGLE.
Additional contest details and judging criteria are available here
element14 helps drives innovation with EAGLE Design Competition - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=18333.

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 Topic: Using Photoshop to create a realistic PCB image
Using Photoshop to create a realistic PCB image [message #145789] Mon, 30 April 2012 16:11
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www.madwizard.org writes:
When designing PCBs that will be produced professionally (or even if you etch yourself) it is sometimes hard to get a good view of what they will look like. Most CAD programs view the design in a way that is useful during design but that is not what they will look like in the end. Some provide a view mode or 3D rendering option to get a good idea, but at least CadSoft Eagle does not. What if you want to view what your design will look like or if you just want a fancy graphic to show off your wonderful PCB? Photoshop comes to the rescue.
Using Photoshop to create a realistic PCB image - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=18254.

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 Topic: Make parts in Cadsoft Eagle
Make parts in Cadsoft Eagle [message #145041] Sat, 10 March 2012 12:38
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Make parts in Cadsoft Eagle @ Dangerous Prototypes – [via]
Eagle’s popularity is partly due to the sheer number of parts and footprint libraries available for it. Sometimes you can’t find the part you need in an existing library though, and it’s time to make your own. Making a new part in Cadsoft Eagle can be intimidating for new users, but the guide below shows how we make our own Eagle parts step by step.
Make parts in Cadsoft Eagle - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=17432.

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 Topic: PCB Layout and Etching Tips and Tricks
PCB Layout and Etching Tips and Tricks [message #144804] Fri, 24 February 2012 14:59
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adafruit.com writes:
Over at Blondihacks, Quinn’s written up a really thorough post about etching your own PCBs, building on what she discussed in past documentation. There are a lot of tutorials out there about etching PCBs, but this is probably one of the most complete I’ve seen, particularly if you’re still getting to know Eagle.
PCB Layout and Etching Tips and Tricks - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=17249.

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 Topic: Eagle QuickTip: Measure Trace Length (and more)
Eagle QuickTip: Measure Trace Length (and more) [message #144595] Mon, 13 February 2012 16:24
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If you need to know the exact length of a trace in Eagle — for differential signals, for example, or if you have a high-speed data bus like on SDRAM and you’re not using a buffer so you need to make sure all the traces are the same length, and make sure they’re no too long for the strict timing constraints, etc. — Eagle has a nice little ULP script that will display some basic information on every trace on your PCB, including the maximum theoretical current you can draw through the traces, etc. Just type “run length-freq-ri” in the command window of the PCB view and you should get the displayed info above! (Note that by default this ULP assumes 1oz/0.035mm copper, though this is the most common anyway.)
Eagle QuickTip: Measure Trace Length (and more) - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=17056.

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 Topic: MezzoMill: An Easy-to-Use Personal PCB Router
MezzoMill: An Easy-to-Use Personal PCB Router [message #144564] Sun, 12 February 2012 08:15
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David Clift-Reaves has created MezzoMill, a PCB router which can provide custom single-sided PCBs in short order. He’s currently running a kickstarter to get the project into production. He writes: [via]
The conversation that I had hoped that MezzoMill would help to shine a light on is the need for individuals, hackerspaces, and schools to have small-scale electronics manufacturing facilities. I believe that there are 3 key technologies that are necessary to a modern electronics fab. First is the ability to print circuits. Second is the ability to place modern components on the circuit. Finally, the third is the ability to do reflowing.
Like the iBooks Author program, I feel that these disruptive technologies have the ability to empower people and transform an industry. Clearly all of the technologies already exist for creating these machines. People hack together various versions of them all the time. There needs to be work done towards mass producing them and a guiding vision for making all of them work together seamlessly.
I designed the MezzoMill to simplify the problem of printing circuits. It turns the experience of printing circuits from EAGLE to one like from your word processor to your inkjet. It makes the process safe and repeatable while reducing the user interaction with the process as much as possible. It is the only solution in its price range that provides this user experience to individuals.
MezzoMill: An Easy-to-Use Personal PCB Router - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=17012.

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 Topic: Eaglefree PIC18F2550 development board
Eaglefree PIC18F2550 development board [message #144374] Fri, 03 February 2012 13:38
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This is a development board for the PIC18F2550, I designed this board inspired by the TP-2550 development board by Giovanni Lafebre (site is in Spanish). Main difference between the original and my design is the size, mine is 10×8 cm, so it has less elements. This is because I created this board using the free version of Eagle, so I adjusted to its restrictions. [via]
Eaglefree18f2550 features:

8 LEDs.
4 push buttons with pull-down 220Ω resistors.
2 potentiometers.
1 relay with an active LED indicator. For using the relay, you must provide an external power supply.
1 H bridge.
1 barrel connector for H bridge power supply.
The board can be supplied from the USB or from an external supply (jumper selectable).
5V regulator onboard.
ICSP port for PIC programming.
Jumper for enabling/disabling programmer voltage. This allows for the programmer to be powered from the board supply, so we can have the programmer plugged to the board all the time.

Eaglefree PIC18F2550 development board - [Link]
 


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=16681.

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 Topic: A guide to Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service
A guide to Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service [message #144371] Fri, 03 February 2012 07:55
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dangerousprototypes.com writes:
Luca wrote a step-by-step guide to Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service. It covers how to export files from Eagle and get your PCB built. It’s available both in English and Italian.
We like Fusion PCB service, it’s cheap and pretty fast. It starts at $10 for 10 PCBs ($1 per board), plus a few bucks of shipping. We’re biased though, so take our recommendation with a grain of salt.
A guide to Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=16647.

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 Topic: FPGACheap DIY Altera FPGA USB programmer
FPGACheap DIY Altera FPGA USB programmer [message #144370] Fri, 03 February 2012 07:49
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This is a DIY USB programer for Altera FPGAs. It only uses a PIC uC and a few discrete components to provide a JTAG interface with a FPGA. Somun found it on a Japanese site (machine translation), and with the help of Google Translate he built one for himself.
There are two versions available. The older one pictured above uses a PIC18f2550 chip, while the newer one uses a cheaper PIC18F14K50. If anyone is interested drop a comment in the forum and Somun will provide the eagle files for his build. [via]
FPGACheap DIY Altera FPGA USB programmer - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=16644.

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 Topic: EagleUP brings PCBs to Google Sketchup
EagleUP brings PCBs to Google Sketchup [message #144252] Sun, 29 January 2012 07:02
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EagleUp is a new way to render Eagle PCBs in 3D. It integrates with Google Sketchup so it’s possible to design cases around the PCB model:
version 4 has been released. Most of the import and export procedures have been automatized to simplify the process, so that you can focus in design, and not in the conversion 2D/3D.
With the version 4, you export from Eagle in 2 clicks, and import into sketchup in 3 clicks. No more tiring image creation and manual import necessary. Give it a try !
Eagle 3D is another way to make 3D board renderings, and it works for non-Windows users too. [via]
EagleUP brings PCBs to Google Sketchup - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=16501.

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 Topic: element14: CadSoft’s EAGLE version 6 now available & new supplier partnership in effect
element14: CadSoft’s EAGLE version 6 now available & new supplier partnership in effect [message #143108] Mon, 12 December 2011 17:00
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Global online community element14 is dedicated to providing engineers with end-to-end resources and the latest technology to help get their jobs done faster and easier than ever before. Following are a few noteworthy additions to the community:

CadSoft launches EAGLE version 6: The newest version of the award-winning PCB software, available via the element14 knode, not only helps in board design, but also saves engineers time by providing direct connections to experienced, high-quality PCB manufacturers for fast quotes on PCB fabrication. Plus, with Accelerated Design’s Ultra Librarian users can quickly create parts, symbols and footprints that can be exported to various PCB design flows. An introductory video is available for download here.


element14 partners with PCB prototype manufacturer Screaming Circuits: Effective Dec. 13, 2011, design engineers using the Knode on element14 can access Screaming Circuits’ services, including instant quotes and efficiently produced high-quality prototypes that adhere to shorter design cycles, saving engineers countless resources and helping shave weeks off the design process

element14: CadSoft’s EAGLE version 6 now available & new supplier partnership in effect - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=15925.

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 Topic: IR Remote Control Transceiver
IR Remote Control Transceiver [message #142706] Wed, 23 November 2011 15:29
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alternet.us.com writes:
For use with my home theater PC I developed an IR Transceiver by combining 2 projects (Receiver, Blaster). Note that this device may be taxing of your serial port, I take no responsibility for any damage you cause to your equipment. That said, I’ve provided PDF’s of the silkscreen, copper layout, and the Eagle PCB files.
IR Remote Control Transceiver- [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=15608.

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 Topic: PIC16F883 Development Board
PIC16F883 Development Board [message #142674] Tue, 22 November 2011 12:02
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jumperone.com writes:
Few month ago I wanted to try to write software for Microchip PIC16F883 microcontroller and I couldn’t find simple development board for it. And so I made my own.
It took me a couple of hours to design the board in Eagle and a couple more hours to make it with toner transfer method and solder it.
This development board is as simple as it gets. Just PIC16F883 controller in SO28W package, linear regulator with two selectable voltages 3.3V and 5V. Bunch of pinheaders connected straight to the MCU I/O pins, pinheaders for VCC and GND, and programming port.
PIC16F883 Development Board - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=15559.

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 Topic: EAGLE v6 beta – XML export, some example files and screenshots
EAGLE v6 beta – XML export, some example files and screenshots [message #142157] Sat, 05 November 2011 17:19
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Ok, hot off the press. We installed EAGLE v6 beta and the XML support is there. [via]
EAGLE v6 beta – XML export, some example files and screenshots - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=15298.

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 Topic: Beagle Bone v1.0
Beagle Bone v1.0 [message #142043] Wed, 02 November 2011 15:38
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Beagle Bone v1.0 -[via]
New from the fine people who have brought us the Beagle Board, we now have a smaller, lighter, but powerful single board linux computer, Beagle Bone! We like this move to a more compact and integrated SBC. For example, there is onboard Ethernet and USB host, as well as a USB client interface (a FTDI chip for shell access). It even comes preloaded with Angstrom Linux on the 2GB microSD card, all you need is a 5V adapter and a mini-B cable and you’re ready to rock!
Beagle Bone v1.0 - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=15184.

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 Topic: BoardX: The Open Source Miniature Motherboard
BoardX: The Open Source Miniature Motherboard [message #141967] Thu, 27 October 2011 08:10
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An Open Hardware project in Washington, DC by Kevin Green
UPGRADE INDUSTRIES was founded out of necessity, because I couldn’t keep waiting for a company to design the product I needed.
Let me take you back to a time when I was just an undergraduate engineering student, trying to make ends meet as the captain of one of Virginia Tech’s lesser-known student design teams.
My team and I were designing a solar-powered robot that would use a compass and accelerometer to navigate its environment. We didn’t have much design experience back then, but we needed an easy way to combine several different circuit boards into one for our robot. We also needed to make sure that we could swap them out in case one was destroyed or burnt out, which was known to happen from time to time.
Rather than design our own circuit board with all the parts permanently attached, I designed a very small motherboard for all the various third party sensors to plug in to. This was a huge hit with the team and also a time saver, since we could now build our system piece by piece and choose which parts we wanted to design and which would we would buy.
Expanding on that idea, I added a breadboard, standardized the size of the ports, and stylized the design so it would look as good as the rest of my projects. After researching existing products like Arduino or Beagle, I made it a point to fix certain weaknesses that I felt were holding those platforms back such as weak current allowances, fixed processors, and large add-ons.
BoardX: The Open Source Miniature Motherboard - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=15075.

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 Topic: CPLD LED blinker based on XAPP078
CPLD LED blinker based on XAPP078 [message #141833] Tue, 18 October 2011 15:48
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ad7gd.net writes:
I’m working on a board that will exceed the Eagle freeware limitations, so I am experimenting with gEDA, which includes the schematic capture program gschem and pcb. This is a board I made to try out the workflow.
The board is for a friend of mine who can’t resist blinking LEDs. This should force him to learn Verilog, since I plan to deliver it with the CPLD erased. The design is based on my experience designing my first CPLD prototype board several years ago.
CPLD LED blinker based on XAPP078 - [Link]


Original article at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=14850.

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 Topic: Comparative review of PCB CAD software for hobbyists
Comparative review of PCB CAD software for hobbyists [message #141248] Tue, 20 September 2011 04:49
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Comparative review of PCB CAD software for hobbyists… [via]

I don’t do a lot of PCB design, just the occasional hobbyist odd and end… but I DO know computers, freeware, etc… I’ve used Eagle (some), but really like what I’ve seen of KiCad so far, and would commend it. Another interesting option is DesignSpark. I’ve published a comparative review of PCB CAD software for hobbyists… Goes into pros / cons of Eagle, KiCad, DesignSpark, plus less extensive comments on some other options.

Comparative review of PCB CAD software for hobbyists - [Link]


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 Topic: What’s new in EAGLE v6
What’s new in EAGLE v6 [message #141246] Tue, 20 September 2011 03:51
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NEW in V6 |. Lots of stuff, but this is the lead story… [via]

XML database structure redesign
Read, edit and parse the data outside of the EAGLE tool The new XML database structure provides the ability to write scripts that manipulate designs in the EAGLE format which will give users huge productivity benefits. You can make design changes, import information from other designs, and even translate from other formats. This is the first CAD database format to use ASCII text as a format and could become a standard in the industry for communicating designs – making EAGLE the most flexible, user friendly and productive PCB tool on the market.

What’s new in EAGLE v6 - [Link]


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 Topic: Visualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber Viewer
Visualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber Viewer [message #140774] Sun, 28 August 2011 16:10
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Visualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber Viewer, westfw writes… [via]

I’ve written a shell script that will process EAGLE’s backupfiles into gerbers, and then load them up into the open source gerber viewer (gerbv) in a way that highlights that have been made between the backup revisions. More explanation, example, and the code are here

Visualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber Viewer - [Link]


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 Topic: Circuitbee: Sharing Electronic schematics online
Circuitbee: Sharing Electronic schematics online [message #140161] Tue, 26 July 2011 03:59
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Circuitbee: Sharing Electronic schematics online [via] .. Ben Delarre shared his story with Make about the origins and future of Circuitbee, a service that allows you to embed schematics on websites…

Have you ever designed an electronic schematic then wanted to share it on your blog? Or wanted help improving your circuit on a forum? Ever peered at a tiny/massive image of a circuit on a website and wondered why on earth there wasn’t a better alternative?

We have. Back in 2010 we were working on our first major electronics project, the Illuminatrix, an array of 256 RGB LEDs that were to show animations created by people all over the world at the Burning Man festival. It involved using a lot of technology we’d never used before, so we weren’t quite sure about our circuit designs.

We tried posting on blogs and forums trying to explain our schematic and the problems we were having with it. This proved more difficult than we expected: describing a circuit in words is really hard, so we tried to post an image of our schematic instead, and our schematic project files.

This involved a lot of messing around with capturing JPEGs of the schematic and uploading all the project’s symbol libraries and schematic files. But of course people willing to help didn’t necessarily have the right software, or the JPEG was too small to read usefully, or too large to post on many of the forums. We thought that there must be a better way to share schematics, to discuss them, and to show them to people while writing about them. It turned out there wasn’t anything out there that would help us do this, so being the ambitious fools that we are we set out to create it.

CircuitBee is like YouTube for your circuit schematics. You upload your Eagle or KiCAD schematics, we crunch the numbers and create an online embeddable version of your schematic. You can pan and zoom, and mouse over components in your circuits for more details .

We’re still at an early alpha stage right now, so you’ll have to forgive any hiccups we have going forward. But you can get started immediately by visiting Circuitbee and signing up for an account. Then simply upload your schematic files, any associated library files, and let our servers do the hard work. Within a few minutes your schematic should be ready to embed on your site or forum.

Eventually we plan to add lots more useful features like downloading original schematic files, searching for components within schematics and adding notes and annotations to your circuits. We want to make it easier for all of us to communicate our circuit design ideas and to help each other improve our designs.

We hope to make CircuitBee into the most useful service for hobby electronics enthusiasts, so we’re going to keep the service free for as long as we can. We’ll need your help to reach our goals though, so please let us know what you think of the site, what needs improving and what else we can do to make learning about electronics and sharing your designs easier than ever before

Circuitbee: Sharing Electronic schematics online - [Link]


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 Topic: Summer of Design competition – see your design excel, win amazing prizes!
Summer of Design competition – see your design excel, win amazing prizes! [message #140058] Thu, 21 July 2011 13:56
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A competition is running on element14 community. The “Summer of Design” competition revolves around programming an accelerometer and MCU based development board to find an innovative application.

We are giving away 100 free XL_Star boards to the first 100 entrants to the competition, and offering up a prize bundle as follows:

  • -A trip to a Freescale Competency Centre
  • -CadSoft EAGLE licenses (either for the individual, or a whole department if they are a student)
  • -£250 Farnell/Newark vouchers
  • -Inclusion in our “road-tests”

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 and runs until September.

Summer of Design competition – see your design excel, win amazing prizes! - [Link]


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 Topic: Test Post
Test Post [message #153026] Mon, 18 November 2013 02:34
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 Topic: test from tbird 2
test from tbird 2 [message #152818] Mon, 28 October 2013 02:30
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 Topic: test from tbird1
test from tbird1 [message #152817] Mon, 28 October 2013 02:28
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 Topic: attach 1
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<li align=left>FREE Drawdio DIY electronics Kit - <i>The Pencil that Makes Music!</i>
<li align=left>FREE LED Throwie - <i><font color=red>Red</font>, <font color=blue>Blue</font> or <font color=green>Green!</font></i>
<li align=left>FREE CadSoft EAGLE Freemium version - <i>on 2GB USB Drive!</i>
<li align=left>FREE element14 Canvas Bag & T-Shirt
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<tr><th align=right>Last Name:</th><td><input type=field name=ln></td></tr>
<tr><th align=right>E-Mail Address:</th><td><input type=field name=email></td></tr>
<tr><th align=right>CadSoft EAGLE drawing:</th><td><input type=checkbox name=eagle></td></tr>
<tr><th align=right>Arduino drawing:</th><td><input type=checkbox name=arduino></td></tr>
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<tr><td colspan=2 align=center><input type=submit value=Submit></td></tr>
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 Topic: test with attachments
test with attachments [message #152805] Mon, 28 October 2013 01:48
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 Topic: test from e14 prod jive6
test from e14 prod jive6 [message #152813] Mon, 28 October 2013 01:36
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 Topic: test de prod 1
test de prod 1 [message #152802] Mon, 28 October 2013 01:26
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 Topic: test from e14 prod with attachment
test from e14 prod with attachment [message #152812] Mon, 28 October 2013 00:26
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 Topic: test from e14 prod jive6 - emoticon
test from e14 prod jive6 - emoticon [message #152807] Mon, 28 October 2013 00:20
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 Topic: test from e14 prod jive6
test from e14 prod jive6 [message #152806] Mon, 28 October 2013 00:19
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 Topic: test from tbird with attachment
test from tbird with attachment [message #152799] Sun, 27 October 2013 23:50
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Forum: Element 14 :: EAGLE Related Posts
 Topic: I found something very interesting, Check It Out!
I found something very interesting, Check It Out! [message #154992] Tue, 15 April 2014 08:05
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Hi all, I found something very cool shirt out there. Being an Engineer is a wonderful profession, creating beauty in design and solving complex problems with creativity and ingenuity.Being engineer? then this limited edition "Trust Me, I'm An ENGINEER" shirt is a must have. Just available for a few days only.&nbsp; Get it here http://exclusiveshirt.com/engineer/&nbsp;Grap it one while they're available on http://exclusiveshirt.com/engineer/Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/109228?tstart=0#109228.

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 Topic: I found something very interesting, Check It Out!
I found something very interesting, Check It Out! [message #154989] Tue, 15 April 2014 07:48
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Hi all, I found something very cool shirt out there. Being an Engineer is a wonderful profession, creating beauty in design and solving complex problems with creativity and ingenuity.Being engineer? then this limited edition "Trust Me, I'm An ENGINEER" shirt is a must have. Just available for a few days only.&nbsp; Get it here http://exclusiveshirt.com/engineer/&nbsp;Grap it one while they're available on http://exclusiveshirt.com/engineer/Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/109228?tstart=0#109228.

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 Topic: Re: Eagle Schematic
Re: Eagle Schematic [message #154947] Mon, 14 April 2014 08:48
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Hi,&nbsp;please check the placement of your symbols in the schematic. Display layer 93 Pins. Do all nets start at the correct end of the pin? Are the symbols placed in 0.1 inch grid? If not you can do a Ctrl + MOVE on a symbol and it jumps into the current grid.How did you draw nets? Please use NET and do not MOVE net lines onto pins. This won't establish a connection.&nbsp;HTHRichard Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/109139?tstart=0#109139.

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 Topic: Asking your opinion about my routing for double layer of Eagle CAD
Asking your opinion about my routing for double layer of Eagle CAD [message #154729] Mon, 31 March 2014 10:03
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Hello everyone, i've just made this tvbgone board today with my routing and i made a little change in the ceramic resonator. I change it with crytal 8MHz and 2 22pF capacitors, and i got the schematic from Adafruit . And what do you think guys about this board. Will this board working or not?&nbsp;Please help me. It's for school project and I'm quite new in Eagle double side/layer &nbsp;Thank You &nbsp;&nbsp;Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/107791?tstart=0#107791.

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 Topic: Asking your opinion about my routing for double layer of Eagle CAD
Asking your opinion about my routing for double layer of Eagle CAD [message #154727] Mon, 31 March 2014 09:48
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Hello everyone, i've just made this tvbgone board today with my routing and i made a little change in the ceramic resonator. I change it with crytal 8MHz and 2 22pF capacitors, and i got the schematic from Adafruit . And what do you think guys about this board. Will this board working or not?&nbsp;Please help me. It's for school project and I'm quite new in Eagle double side/layer &nbsp;Thank You &nbsp;&nbsp;Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/107791?tstart=0#107791.

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 Topic: Re: Problema con libreria
Re: Problema con libreria [message #153850] Sun, 16 February 2014 16:52
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Io proverei a crearne uno, magari modificandone uno esistente. Non &#232; poi molto complicato.&nbsp;LucaOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/103966?tstart=0#103966.

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 Topic: Re: Problema con libreria
Re: Problema con libreria [message #153848] Sun, 16 February 2014 16:48
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Io proverei a crearne uno, magari modificandone uno esistente. Non &#232; poi molto complicato.&nbsp;LucaOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/103966?tstart=0#103966.

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 Topic: .CMP File not generated from CAM file
.CMP File not generated from CAM file [message #153803] Tue, 11 February 2014 09:15
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I am using Eagle Cad light v 6.4.0 and have a CAM file that is set up to create a CMP file for the component side but this .cmp file is not being created.&nbsp;Below is the entry in my Cam file set up for the Component side. What am I doing wrong?ThanksOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/103442?tstart=0#103442.

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 Topic: Schematic: moving net traces off the 0.1 in grid
Schematic: moving net traces off the 0.1 in grid [message #153759] Sun, 09 February 2014 10:02
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Hi,&nbsp;I'm working on a fairly general procedure for laying out stripboard (Veroboard) designs using the schematic editor, without designing a board (see post of 2nd February). It looks as though it can be done and you can still create a net. The net traces will use the copper when they go along the strips, and be thought of as jumpers elsewhere (a schematic has only one side).&nbsp;The stripboard, holes, track cuts and points to be soldered are created as "pinless" library devices and placed on separate layers. The library has a set of component devices where the symbols have the same dimensions as the packages.&nbsp;The only remaining difficulty is that if I follow the manual to the letter, it isn't possible to allow the jumpers to get closer than 0.1 inch to each other, and that takes a lot of space. The manual warns of dire consequences if you don't restrict yourself to the 0.1 inch grid when drawing schematics.My question is whether it would be "safe"&nbsp; to move segments of the net traces off grid using Alt, provided the traces begin and end on grid points. The image shows what I'd like to do. This doesn't matter at all if you will never need to use the net, but I want to be absolutely sure before publishing anything.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/103242?tstart=0#103242.

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 Topic: Some Objects extend outside the allowed area in Eagle Light version
Some Objects extend outside the allowed area in Eagle Light version [message #153620] Fri, 24 January 2014 10:04
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I added this question onto another person's post but thought that it might get overlooked so I am posting a new discussion for this issue...&nbsp;I am having problems with my board layout in Eagle cad light.&nbsp;I drew the schematic and when I switch to the board layout, and attempt to move any part ofthe design into the board area I get the error shown below...Eagle cad is dropping these parts outside the board area and then not allowing me to move them within the board area.&nbsp;How do I fix this?&nbsp;ThanksOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/101966?tstart=0#101966.

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 Topic: Re: The light edition of Eagle cannot perform the requested function. Some objects extend outside the allowed board area
Re: The light edition of Eagle cannot perform the requested function. Some objects extend outside the allowed board area [message #153618] Fri, 24 January 2014 09:37
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I am having similar problems with my board layout in Eagle cad light.&nbsp;I drew the schematic and when I switch to the board layout, and attempt to move any part ofthe design into the board area I get the error shown above..Eagle cad is dropping these parts outside the board area and then not allowing me to move them within the board area.&nbsp;How do I fix this?&nbsp;ThanksOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/101965?tstart=0#101965.

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 Topic: Eagle TQFN-Autorouter
Eagle TQFN-Autorouter [message #153545] Fri, 17 January 2014 15:43
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Hi there&nbsp;I am using a PIC18F87K22 PIC in a TQFN-80 package in a design I am creating.&nbsp; I created the part in a library and copied the TQFN footprint from another project.&nbsp; Everything on my board will route with the autorouter apart from this part.&nbsp; I tried manually routing a tiny section of wire from each of the pins out by a 1 or 2 mm and then tried the autorouter again then it worked.&nbsp;The pads of the TQFN part are 0.3mm x 1.2mm and I set the grid of the PCB to 0.1mm and I also set the routing grid setting to 0.05mm and still cannot get it to auto route.&nbsp; I know people will say why bother with the auto router just do it manually but I really want to use the autorouter.&nbsp; I reduced the size of the net class down to 5mil still with no luck.&nbsp; I have larger SMD parts - SOIC 16 and they auto route fine.&nbsp; &nbsp;Can anyone make any suggestions?&nbsp;DavidOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/101265?tstart=0#101265.

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 Topic: Simple PCB for Quadcopter Power Distribution "Picture Heavy"
Simple PCB for Quadcopter Power Distribution "Picture Heavy" [message #153159] Sun, 01 December 2013 19:23
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Hi there,&nbsp;I have been prototyping a new type of quadcopter that has a 2 axis gimbal on the front. Pretty neat stuff. I have experience with solidworks and have a 4 axis mill in my garage so making the gimbal parts and other various parts was a breeze. I haven't had one hitch yet in this build, but then came Eagle CAD. I am having a hard time making the power distribution circuit in the lower frame. The power distribution circuit takes power coming from the battery and distributes it to the 30A ESC's for each motor. As you can see from the photos, it is a very basic electrical component. I am still a noobie with this program, and I am pretty sure I am going about this correctly.&nbsp;You can see here in this photo that the exposed copper is where the ESC's and battery solder to.&nbsp;This next photo shows my attempt at creating these pads in a new library. I made the symbol, then the package, and finally married them into a device. This was my result.I then started to make the schematic. I took the package "SM" from the library and placed five of them on the page. 4 for the ESC's and 1 for the battery. I then took the wire tool and connected all the negative pads, and then all the positive pads being careful not to intersect them, not sure if that was necessary. This was the result.I then switched into the "board" view to where I already imported the .dxf outline of the lower quadcopter frame. I then dragged the pad sets that I made into the rough place where they needed to be. They still need to be rotated more, but they are close to where they need to be as seen below.This one is just eye candy &nbsp;So my main questions are if I did the schematic right or even made the package properly. If I saved this file as a gerber file, would the red pads all be positive and the blue pads be negative?Also, there ill be quite a bit of current flowing through the wires, how do I make sure the internal wires in the board are of sufficient size?Do&nbsp; need to create separate drill files, or are the holes from the .dxf file enough?Are there PCB manufacturers who could take my raw .dxf file and some notes from me and make this board without me turning it into a gerber file?&nbsp;Sorry in advance for the barrage of questions and my level of incontinence with this program. Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/95960?tstart=0#95960.

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 Topic: What in the world are those pas 1, pas 3 and so on that are printed on the schematic?
What in the world are those pas 1, pas 3 and so on that are printed on the schematic? [message #153147] Fri, 29 November 2013 12:06
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Hi gang,&nbsp;like the subject says, What in the world are those pas 1, pas 3 and so on that are printed on the schematic?&nbsp;They really clutter the snot up on the schematic and I'd love to be able to delete those from the schematic&nbsp;how's it done?&nbsp;I've tried turning off various layers in the schematic layout, but no joy!&nbsp;thanks..&nbsp;mikeOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/95883?tstart=0#95883.

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 Topic: Combine two different layout datebases
Combine two different layout datebases [message #153007] Thu, 14 November 2013 18:05
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To whom it concerns, my employer has requested that I take two separate projects, schematics and layout, and merge them into one project. I'm certain that the schematic of one project can be included as an additional sheet and then connected together using 'off-sheet' connections. But what I do not think is possible is combining two separate layouts into one layout project, or database. Can anyone offer me any comments or thoughts? Is there perhaps an option that Eagle offers to achieve this?Thanks in advance,Michael HandyCalmotionOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/94767?tstart=0#94767.

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