Learn how we created our own SMD module using PCB tips and tricks for blind and buried vias.

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The trail-ready lightning detector has been out in the wild getting some good use. As summer nears its end, it is a great time to take the project back to the drawing board and figure out what should be upgraded, what should be added and what can be removed – just in time for some fall outdoor adventures!

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Recently, a team from the St. Vrain Innovation Center assembled its first custom PCB design with the help of SparkFun. This is the story behind their project and their experience.

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A quick guide to using and personalizing Eagle configuration script files to tailor settings to your needs.

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Join us for part two of our in-depth look at testbed design at SparkFun. Here, we focus on the hardware design choices for our in-house testing tool, the Flying Jalapeno.

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It took a year to take a mess of wires, hardware and WiFi dependency and turn it into a new solution to monitor plants and the environment anywhere without a WiFi password. This is BLE-IOP.

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Remixing Anouk Wipprecht's Kitty Ear soldering project shared on OSHPARK and Shapeways.

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I just finished writing the first of several EAGLE web utilities, let me introduce you to Buzzard Label Maker!

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Check out the new and improved, tightened-up SparkFun Eagle libraries - now with uniformity, verified packages and documentation!

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Importing custom artwork into a PCB CAD program is a fun way to personalize your board.

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Tips and tricks to turn your drab PCB design into a snazzy work of art!

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Regardless of hidden or castellated pins, the module will heat up considerably. The trick is that the Artemis was already reflowed once to…

With the hidden pads, does the breakout board also reflow again when soldered to the target board?

I'd put my life in the hands of an AS3935 before an attorney. While volunteering can be "a fun project", in my experience, the nature and…

FYI... what I'd do is to listen to nrf traffic for some sort of password before sending out the data dump. that makes it impossible to…

Maybe a little bubblewrap to stop things from sliding? Just a thought. Great work, I think I have an old briefcase that needs repurposing :)

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Another Eagle "trick" is to set the color for vias to BLACK. That way, the vias take the color of the layer they are on, instead of always…

Regarding the castellated vs buried pads: Why not use both? Have a wide range of castellated pads that could be used for simpler designs not…

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