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Eagle Library: Gadgeteer socket?


#1

I’m trying to layout a new PCB board in Eagle, and I need to place a Gadgeteer SMD socket…

What model/part/library should I use?


#2

…or grab any of the module Eagle files and strip it out of that. Personally, I have a slightly modified footprint with more copper visible so that it’s easier to hand solder. Let me know if you want it?


#3

OK, you guys have given me several options… all of which sound easy until I try them, and I fail.

How do I steal one from the hydra eagle file? I can’t open two eagle sch at the same time.


#4

Great. Walk me through it. 'cause it’s not working.


#5

I’m in eagle control panel, and open my sch file
Then I try to open the hydra sch file
it closes my sch and opens hydra


#6

Tried that, but I couldn’t figure out how to convince eagle’s strange copy/paste mechanism to paste into the second instance.


#7

@ JustinKScott -

I have started this lib awhile back you can get it from here or ask Brett


#8

@ Architect – Awesome as always!!!

–Thanks everyone else too. Your solutions probably didn’t work because I’m using the freeware version of Eagle.


#9

You are welcome! There is also an eagle procedure that you can invoke and it will export parts from an open eagle project.


#10

I created my first OSHPark board tonight, and my order has been placed! I whopping $10 shipped for 3 boards… you seriously can’t beat that.

Thanks guys!


#11

Great! What are you building?


#12

@ Architect - Thanks!

Is the same a Brett’s with the longer pads?


#13

This one I made from the connector’s datasheet. Feel free to modify it and extend the pads.


#14

Thanks – but if I knew how to do that … then I wouldn’t have asked :wink:

Sounds like I’ve got a new thing to learn!


#15

How bigger do you want them to be?


#16

I don’t know … I’m starting on my first board, just my “hello world” for PCB design and SMT soldering.

Whilst looking for the eagle library I found your most helpful library. Then I noticed in the thread that Brett has a more manual soldering friendly library.

I’ve never soldered one of these little beauties, so the comment about “easier” sounded appealing.


#17

Alright, I have just checked in newer version with more copper on pads. By the way you can always print a footprint from Eagle and put actual part on the print out. It will give you an idea about your available real-estate.


#18

Thanks for the tip!

I actually have some sockets I bought a while back on the expectation that I would build a board one of these days.


#19

What is your board about?


#20

After Justin’s help to get me going, I’m just about ready to get it made up.

It’s a simple Shift Register & 7 segment LED. My initial concept worked (I posted video & code for it in Codeshare).

Since then I’ve added a ULN2803 and CA display - but only in Eagle, so I have some parts on the way to test it out before PCBs.

Justin’s boards are tons (or tonnes I guess if you speak with an accent :wink: ) better than this.

I know my board isn’t 100% Gadgeteer accurate, for example the Socket indicator doesn’t have the box. But as mentioned previously, this is just a learning project for me. My spacing between holes may be off as well.

My next board may a for sale board, but that’s very much wait and see at this point. If it gets to that point, then I’ll make sure to get 100% according to spec.

But I still have lots more to learn about EE & PCB design.