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knkp

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EagleCAD anyone?
« on: October 23, 2013, 06:28:51 AM »
Hey everyone, this is my first day on the forum so I might as well get started!


If anyone here is a fan of PCB design I have a little board I designed a little while ago with the intention of controlling an AC motor I found in a blender that would basically allow me to control the speed of the motor. My original intention for this was to build a small ball mill for milling aluminum foil into dust. (I wanted to get into fireworks). But really it's an excuse to build another PCB.


I don't know if any of you like EagleCAD but if you've never used it I highly suggest looking into it. It has a large database of parts along with links to datasheets.


I'm uploading my current schematic design along with the board layout.




I have only made one successful board up to this point using the toner transfer method. So I would like someone with more experience to take a look if you don't mind. Any pointers, questions, and idea's welcome! *** I should also note that the board layout was autorouted... poorly, I am in the middle of a remake but please feel free with any corrections you notice anyway!

« Last Edit: October 23, 2013, 06:56:04 AM by knkp »

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Re: EagleCAD anyone?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 04:25:49 PM »
Have you continued your studies and made any progress with Eagle CAD?

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Re: EagleCAD anyone?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 05:16:18 AM »
Yes, but not in the way your probably imagining :)


I've been working on the zen cnc machine trying to get it so we can cut pcb's straight off the machine. I have finally had success and I will be posting a tutorial on how to use it within the week. (hopefully I'll get it up tomorrow in the pcb milling thread under lab tools in the forums).
I did design a simple board that I'm using as proof-of-concept for the process that is just a 555 timer hooked up with a 7805 5V regulator tied in an astable configuration that can turn on and off 4 LED's at 1Hz 66% duty cycle. It's a simple circuit and I look forward to getting more advanced, but the major point is just getting the zen configured so that we can all use it with a relatively small learning curve. (The biggest obstacle is really just learning eagle's ui if you don't already know it).

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Re: EagleCAD anyone?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 10:17:26 AM »
I actually just started using EagleCAD myself for an arduino shield to control neopixels using a 7 band EQ chip. The interface is pretty simple to get used to if you watch the tutorials. My next step is to make the board using the toner transfer method. After that I want to put a solder mask on it but I'm having trouble finding the dry sheet mask for a reasonable price.

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Re: EagleCAD anyone?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 05:30:40 PM »
If you want to use the toner transfer method than this is the place for you:
http://www.pcbfx.com/main_site/pages/products/toner_foils.html


Some of it is just fluff, but the green foil is ABSOLUTELY necessary. Also the transfer paper is probably the best I've ever seen for getting the toner on the board. Once it's submerged in water for a minute or so after the heating it just floats off and usually does not damage the toner trace's. Post results any anything you might have figured out if you can :D.


Good luck!
« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 05:32:54 PM by knkp »