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LPC810 Breakout Board

This basic Arm Cortex-M0+ NXP LPC810 breakout board features a FTDI programming header, USB (mini-B) connector for power only, a LM117-3.3v voltage regulator, power LED, ISP and Reset buttons and a standard 2×5-pin 0.05″ SWD debug connector. All pins are … Continue reading

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Hall Effect Sensor BoB

I made a tiny breakout board for a Melexis US5881 hall effect sensor. A HES detects whether a magnet is near, and is useful for non-contact/waterproof type switches, position sensors and rotary/shaft encoders. Here is the circuit utilized on the … Continue reading

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Boardtrack Racer

Slightly off topic, however relative to using Eagle to design a PCB. I’ve built a gas powered bicycle. It uses a Chinese 2-stroke engine purchased off the internet for approximately $125. The kit includes everything needed to convert a basic … Continue reading

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Great Cadsoft Eagle Starter Project Idea

Here is a great starter project to try when attempting to learn Cadsoft Eagle. Make a simple breakout board for a SMD device. For example, here I’m making a breakout for the SSOP-28 package with a .65mm pitch. This breakout … Continue reading

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PCB Design Resources

A few good resources for PCB design and layout: 1. SparkFun According To Pete: PCB Layout video 2. David Jones (of EEVBlog fame) PCB Design Tutorial (pdf) 3. Electronics Design Checklist

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My First Eagle PCB: An RN52 Breakout Board

A few months ago I started to realize I needed to learn about designing and fabricating PCBs. And with the Cadsoft Eagle software package being the darling of the open source community, I decided I would start with it. I … Continue reading

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Learning Cadsoft EAGLE from online Tutorials

The Cadsoft Eagle schematic/PCB layout program is the favorite among the open source community. Because of that there are lots of component libraries available. While it is a commercial program, the company offers a freeware version which limits the PCB … Continue reading

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