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Making circuit boards

2010-07-20 16:10:23.002813+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Via Mars, a beginner's guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB using Eagle, which has a freeware version and a personal version for $50.

I've been using ExpressPCB for boards, and that's fine, but I like the idea of some of the circuit checks that Eagle can provide and the idea of being able to order from multiple vendors.

[ related topics: Hardware Hackery Embedded Devices ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-07-20 23:04:58.85243+00 by: Shawn

Ah. Cool. <saving>

#Comment Re: made: 2010-07-20 18:51:20.66077+00 by: Dan Lyke

Shawn, a "shield" is the name for the form-factor of the peripheral boards that plug in to the Arduino. So if you can't find a daughterboard for your Arduino that does what you want (ie: motor and servo control, or GPS and shloads of cheap storage), a process like this is where you start.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-07-20 18:19:14.569423+00 by: Shawn

I skimmed the article, but I'm still not clear on what a "shield" is in this context. I bought an Arduino at Maker Faire, and plan to start learning/playing with this stuff soon[ish].