This is my third CadSoft Eagle tutorial, sponsored by element14 & cadsoft. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to prepare your finished circuit board design for manufacturing! This will involve performing DFM (Design for Manufacturability) checks, generating output Gerber files, and sending your output files to a board fabricator. If you haven’t watched my first two eagle tutorials yet, I recommend that you watch them first:
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AXwjZoyNno
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCTs0mNXY24
*Note: this video has some audio clipping. I’m sorry about that.
Learn more and download the supporting materials for this design on my website:
All Eagle Tutorial example materials are available on my GitHub as well: https://github.com/sciguy14/Eagle-Tutorial-Series
This tutorial has been made possible with support from CadSoft and element14. Learn more about Cadsoft Eagle here: http://www.element14.com/cadsoft
You can download CadSoft Eagle here: http://www.cadsoftusa.com/
In the video, I reference several options for getting your board fabricated, and for doing DFM checks. Here are all the links:
Advanced Circuits (4pcb) FreeDFM Tool: https://www.my4pcb.com/net35/FreeDFMNet/FreeDFMHome.aspx
Pentalogix ViewMate Gerber Viewer: http://www.pentalogix.com/viewmate.php
SunStone PCB Fabrication Services: http://www.sunstone.com/
SeeedStudio Fusion PCB Service: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/fusion-pcb-service-2-layers-p-835.html
OSHPark Group PCB Orders: http://oshpark.com/
If you can’t wait to learn more about using Eagle, Sparkfun has an excellent series of written tutorials that you can check out here: http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/108
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Eagle PCB Design With Matt Berggren
Eagle is a household reputable name for more or less all Hackaday regulars. Here is the time to discover about coming features, have your ‘how do I do this in Eagle?’ questions responded, and have your wishlist items heard. Come along on Friday at 12:00 PST for a realtime Hack Chat with regards to the Eagle PCB Design software.
Hosting this week’s debate is Matt Berggren, commonly known on Hackaday.io as technolomaniac. Matt is the Director of Autodesk Circuits and with Autodesk’s acquisition of Eagle last summer, the well known schematic design and PCB layout software falls under his purview. He’s got an in depth record in designing printed circuit boards -if you can do it in EDA software application he knows about how -this is a good opportunity to get solved the important questions that were stumping you.
Please do not let pass this Hack Chat! Right here is a very useful online gadget to help you switch 1/13/17 at 12:00 PST to your native time.
Here is The right way to Engage:
Hack Chat are live community activities that take place in the Hackaday.io Hacker Channel. Head over to that web page (make sure you are signed in) and try to look for the “Join this Project Button” in the upper right. Once you’re part of the Hacker Channel, the button will change to “Team Messaging” that walks you to the Hack Chat.
You don’t need to watch for Friday, join Hack Chat whenever you enjoy and see what the community is at present going over.
Come Along Next Week As well for KiCad!
Are you even more of a KiCad guy than an Eagle guy? You need to still check out this week to find out whether Matt changes your thinking. But erase your calendar next week when Wayne Stambaugh, one of the lead developers of KiCad will show up for a Hack Chat on Friday, 1/20/17.