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How to remove extra layers in Eagle PCB to make routing easier and how to route using vias.
Getting started with Eagle PCB and capturing a schematic.
The basics of laying out a PCB with Eagle.
How to create a custom footprint and part in Eagle PCB.
Pete Lewis figured out a neat trick to hold headers in place during production. A breakdown of how to edit Eagle footprints to work for you.
Designing PCBs for Manufacturability (DFM)
A basic project with amplification, enclosure modification, timing, and Eagle layouts.
How to take a design from eagle and cut out a solder paste stencil using a plotting cutter.
Don't know anything about Embedded Electronics? Start here!
Getting AVR HEX code loaded onto the ATmega328.
A breakdown of crystals and setting the fuse bits to run the ATmega168 at 16MHz!
Setting up the serial port and printf-ing 'Hello World'.
Basic printf input and output.
The basics of through hole soldering.
Basic SMD soldering to assemble the Simon game.
Learn from our mistakes! And other helpful tips.
An intermediate project with an LPC2148, and accelerometer and an MP3 decoder, all fit nicely in one BIG belt buckle!
Learn how to turn on/off any device that plugs into an outlet using only 5V logic and a relay.
We take a straight jacket, add some blinky, and wirelessly transmit heartbeats for a wicked costume.
With the power of the pogo pin and some creativity, our testing methods have come a long way! Our ever growing arsenal of test-jigs is now up to 138. See how they work and how we make them.
The PCB layout tool we use called Eagle has undergone some helpful changes in v6.
We've updated our <a href="http://www.opencircuits.com/SFE_Footprint_Library_Eagle">Eagle Footprint Library</a> on the Open Circuits website (we love that place!)
We're heading to Austin! And we added 75 new footprints to our public Eagle Library
Fuzzy Logic is a novel way of quickly demonstrating circuits and electricity.
Tips and tricks to turn your drab PCB design into a snazzy work of art!
A new tutorial on how to remove layers in Eagle, plus a helpful Simon PTH Video, and check out the new ad we shot!
It's a special day when hardware guys recommend something that is software. I apologize if this sounds like a bad infomercial at 2AM. Dropbox has completely won me over. If you are like me, and have multiple computers that need to share files, Dropbox solves the file sharing and backup problems. I installed Dropbox on my home PC and a little icon sits in my task bar. I've got files on my home PC like my Eagle projects, my excel files, my docs, and my various collections of C code. So I drag and drop these into a folder on my C: drive, a folder called 'My Dropbox'. Simple enough. Then I go into work and install Dropbox. A couple minutes later I've got a folder on my C: drive called 'My Dropbox' and it's got all the files that my home PC had. I've got 2GB free, to
SparkFun will not be shipping on Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Adam creates a light bar controller inside a SparkFun box.
SparkFun discusses open source hardware and goes down an hardware memory lane. Checkout our spin on open and what projects are currently available for download.
So you want an Arduino compatible microcontroller with a small footprint? Look no further!
We've got some upcoming classes, plus a way to sign up to receive up-to-date info on our class offerings!
Oh PCB layout. How you spite thee. What's a coaster you ask? A <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beermat">coaster </a>is something that sits under a coffee mug (or beer glass) and prevents the vessel on top from leaving a visible ring on a table. It's also a name for a completely screwed up PCB.
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This part is contained within the SFE Eagle Library. The library can be downloaded from GitHub here. This means that if you are using Eagle PCB Design Software, you won’t need to create your own…
The Stepoko runs Grbl software and is able to connect to your computer, accept G-code and translate that to stepper motor commands (complete with stepper motor drivers). The Shapeoko on the other …