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Eagle PCB Tutorials and Design Exercises

The industry of Computer Aided Design (CAD) includes Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design. Most people that are around technology have most likely seen a PCB. However, they probably were unaware of what it actually was. In simple terms, a PCB is a physical board with electrical components

Definitions and Acronyms Used – PCB Design Tutorial

Designing a PCB with Eagle CAD tool can be a tough task. Not only does it require knowledge of electronics but learning the jargon takes time. In this tutorial, I will layout the various terminology you should know when trying to make a PCB. Achieving an understanding of such

Schematic Options and Menus in Eagle PCB – Tutorial

In order to send a PCB for fabrication, the first step is to create a schematic. A schematic is visual representation of the electrical connections. In the previous tutorial, I explained how to create a new project and schematic file so check that out before continuing here.

How to Add a Part in a Schematic – Eagle CAD Tutorial

After you are successful in creating a schematic file in Eagle CAD, it is time to learn how to add a part. A part refers to components such as resistors, capacitors, or even ICs such as microcontrolers. Even GND (ground) and VCC (voltage input) are technically parts when

Creating Projects, Library, and Schematics – PCB Tutorial

This is the first tutorial in the complete PCB design tutorial set. I will cover three basic aspects of Eagle PCB. They include creating a project, adding a library, and lastly, creating a schematic. After following these steps, you will know how to start off a new

Is the Logitech M570 with a Trackball an Ideal CAD Mouse?

Amazing Ease of Use for CAD With regards to CAD, the easy of use on the Logitech M570 is great for one reason, the trackball. It has trackball technology which allows control of the cursor by moving your thumb, thus providing extreme precision when designing with CAD softwares. I

CAD Mouse Review: Mionix Naos 3200

Ease of Use The Mionix NAOS 3200 is a plug-and-play device and works right out of the box. Mionix provides a configuration software that can be installed for customization. The software allows you to change sensitivity, mouse button actions, and lastly, the LED options. However, one thing lacking

Follow these 5 Aspects to be a Better CAD Designer

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) market is growing and requires skilled designers. As a talented CAD designer, you can obtain large freelancing contracts or even be employed fulltime at a firm. However, first, you need to understand how to design in 2D and 3D. In this article, I will

What is the Best Laptop for AutoCAD?

Even though it is recommended to perform CAD designs on desktop computers, using a laptop computer is also a possibility. Laptops are simple because they are portable, lightweight, and well-balanced for many tasks. Especially for students and beginners in AutoCAD, it may not be economically feasible to invest in

Computer Aided Design is used primarily by Designers

Computer aided design (CAD) was primarily designed for designers, architects, and engineers to be used for 2D and 3D modeling. From hereon, I will refer to users of CAD tools as designers. Designers use CAD tools for many reasons. After the designer has an initial idea or sketch