Creating A PCB In Everything: Eagle, Part 2 — Hackaday

In the last (and first) post in this series, we took a look at Eagle. Specifically, we learned how to create a custom part in Eagle. Our goal isn’t just to make our own parts in Eagle, we want to make schematics, boards, and eventually solder a few PCBs. The board we’ll be making, like…

via Creating A PCB In Everything: Eagle, Part 2 — Hackaday

Creating A PCB In Everything: Eagle, Part 2 — Hackaday

Making A PCB in Everything: Eagle, Part 1 — Hackaday

For the first in a series of posts describing how to make a PCB, we’re going with Eagle. Eagle CAD has been around since the days of DOS, and has received numerous updates over the years. Until KiCad started getting good a few years ago, Eagle CAD was the de facto standard PCB design software…

via Making A PCB in Everything: Eagle, Part 1 — Hackaday

Making A PCB in Everything: Eagle, Part 1 — Hackaday

Atmel SAMD21G Sensor Board

Mike Rankin created this tiny sensor board with an ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller and OLED display:


0miker0’s Blog: SAMD21G Sensor Board

It’s pretty tiny so a 4 layer board made the whole job easier. The top and bottom are pretty much dedicated for components, layer1 are tracks and power traces, layer2 is a ground plane. Mixing up an internal plane and routing layer was interesting.

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The hardware consists of:

  • SAMD21G18A processor (used in the Adafruit Feather)
  • HDC1080DMBT temperature/humidity sensor
  • ADXL345B accelerometer
  • DS1340U RTC
  • MCP73833 LiPo battery charger
  • MicroSD card connector
  • Navigation Button and pushbutton
  • 0.66″ mono oled display
  • Micro USB connector for charging and uploading new sketches


The design files and source code are available on GitHub:

github mike-rankin/SAMD21G18A_Sensor_Board


Video of the board in action:


miker has shared the board on OSH Park:


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Atmel SAMD21G Sensor Board

Wearable Navigational Aid for the Blind

Neil Movva created this wearable project to assist the blind:screenshot-at-2016-09-20-10-57-32

Pathfinder – Haptic Navigation

wearable device that translates distance into haptic feedback. Users just wear the wristband (or glove) and point at objects up to 500 centimeters away, and feel gentle pulses at their fingertips corresponding to the object’s distance

The design files and source code are available on GitHub:


Wearable Navigational Aid for the Blind

USBuddy: USB Development Tool

Kaktus Circuits created this board to analyze USB devices:


Tindie Blog: USBuddy

Easily tap into the USB signals coming and going while the device is still connected to the bus [..] monitors power consumption [..] handy for reverse engineering devices without having to take the device apart


The assembled board can be purchased on Tindie.  The hardware design files have be shared on GitHub:

github kaktus85/USBuddy




USBuddy: USB Development Tool

Fish Food Lure for MinnowBoard

The MinnowBoard is an Open Source Hardware single board computer with 64-bit Intel Atom processor.  Jose Navarro created this “lure” board to simply connecting the MinnowBoard to a breadboard:

Fish Food Lure

Fish Food Lure, breadboard adapter for the MinnowBoard MAX / Turbot compatible boards (because you feed bread to fish). Enables fast prototyping on a breadboard, connects to the MinnowBoard using a ribbon cable.


jnavarro has shared the board on OSH Park:

Fish Food Lure for MinnowBoard


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Fish Food Lure for MinnowBoard