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PCB Start Up Issues
06-03-2015, 02:48 AM,
#1
PCB Start Up Issues
Hi! I am interested in building the board that has the pins to connect it to the breadboard. I have downloaded the tar file for the Eagle file, but when I unzip it and open it, it just opens a blank Eagle page. What I really need to know is how to determine the location of the pins that connect to the board. Are their positions based on certain measurements? Thank you for your help!
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06-03-2015, 04:28 AM,
#2
RE: PCB Start Up Issues
I have done some more research and experimentation. I have developed my own very small, stick-style development board by utilizing the space under the chip for the placement of female connector pins. I wondered if I could just trade out the female pins for male pins to make the breadboard connections. Given the constraints of the socket wall thickness, the center gutter offset and the size of the pin pads, I can not adapt my design to connect to the board.. So, I would do better to use the existing Eagle File... I look forward to learning how to get that file work.

Here is a link about breadboard socket placement/dimensions:
http://electronics.stackexchange.com/que...ng-dip-pcb
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06-03-2015, 10:25 AM,
#3
RE: PCB Start Up Issues
Which board do you want to build ?
This one is simple and well documented : http://wiki.pinguino.cc/index.php/PIC18F45K50_Pinguino
CAD files are only available for Kicad.
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15-03-2015, 06:30 PM, (This post was last modified: 15-03-2015, 06:33 PM by Tee One Dee.)
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RE: PCB Start Up Issues
(06-03-2015, 10:25 AM)regis Wrote: Which board do you want to build ?
This one is simple and well documented : http://wiki.pinguino.cc/index.php/PIC18F45K50_Pinguino
CAD files are only available for Kicad.

Thanks so much for your reply. That one looks very nice... I need a pin design in Eagle files. Can a KiCad file be converted to Eagle?

I continue to work with my design and I may be able to use it. I have ordered some "extra long" (aka "extended") header pins that may allow me to get it to work. I am just waiting for them to arrive by international shipping.
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16-03-2015, 01:39 PM,
#5
RE: PCB Start Up Issues
Not tested but it's worth a try : https://github.com/upverter/schematic-file-converter
It is easier to complain than it is to do, but it is better to do than it is to complain.
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17-03-2015, 04:49 AM,
#6
RE: PCB Start Up Issues
(16-03-2015, 01:39 PM)regis Wrote: Not tested but it's worth a try : https://github.com/upverter/schematic-file-converter
Very cool! Thank you, so much!
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