Fiducials are Fun!
Engineering
Fiducial marks (or fids for short) are a physical identifier for an imaging system that allows a point of reference. The fid essentially gives the ima
Smashing Text in Eagle’s Symbol Editor
Engineering
By default Eagle does not allow you to change the font on symbols for parts. Here's a quick ULP script that copies the pin names on the symbol and rew
The DRC is Your Friend
Engineering
Have you ever been all the way to the end of a pcb layout and realized that you forgot to setup and run the Design Rule Check (DRC) on your board? If
Designing and Building the Macro Watch
Engineering
Three weeks before the Houston Maker Faire Chris came to me asking if we could whip up a low cost giveaway for the faire. I wanted to giveaway somethi
Handling Silkscreen On Pads
Engineering
One of the issues commonly seen in PCB design is silkscreen information overlapping exposed copper on pads. If the ink from the silkscreening process