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Old Mar 17, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Need help making adapter board Arduino Pro Mini/FF IMU

Hi,

I want to make an adapter board for my Arduino Pro Mini and (soon to have) Free Flight IMU.
I haven't done anything like this before, so I need a little help...

I want it to be very simple, as small as possible and I'm using Eagle.

- First, how do I create the holes for the headers or where in the library can I find them? (same size as Arduino pro mini)

Thanks allot if you can help me

Greetings from Belgium.
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Hi Edwardo.

Download the Sparkfun library. They have lots of header symbols all starting with 'M'.

Actually you can download the Eagle schematic and baord layout for the Arduino Pro Mini :

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardProMini

That way you can delete everything apart from the holes and they'll be in the right places!

Good luck!

Ben.
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Hi all,

I've got a problem;
How can I get these to line up??

EDIT: What is the best item (from the library) for (male) headers?



Please reply as quickly as possible

Thanks,
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 04:53 PM
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Edwardo.

Male headers? Male headers solder into the components you've pictured above.

To get the items to line up change the grid size.

Ben.
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for your reply!

And about the headers, it seems that there are many similar 'components' (whats the right name?)... so wich one is the BEST? :-)

(I also have the sparkfun lib.)

Greetings,

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Male headers? Male headers solder into the components you've pictured above.

To get the items to line up change the grid size.

Ben.
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Not a clue which one is the best Maybe someone else can answer that. But I've been using the Sparkfun header components (they start with M and there are many sizes). They seem to be the one used on thePro Mini Schematic/Board... good enough for me!

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Old Mar 24, 2011, 03:36 PM
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I'm almost done now, but again I have a question
What settings are the best for the copper 'lines'?? (I don't know the name )

And where can I have it made?? (in Europa)

@Ben123: Thanks for all the help!

Greetings,
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Hi Edwardo.

I'm still also new to PCB design but I'd say use as large trace as you can e.g. 8mil -10mil. Usually your manufacturer will have a minimum width it can handle so it's best to check first.

Have you checked the Sparkfun tutorial? Full of useful info:

http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/109

I used Seeedstudio to make my boards. They can do 10 pieces of a board with maximum size of 5x5cm for just $20. They'll also ship it within 4 days of the design being accepted! They also provide design rules you can load into Eagle to check your board.

Unfortunately they're in Singapore and I've been waiting AGES for the boards to arrive! Although I think you can pay more for faster shipping.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/services-c-185.html

They also do a 10x10cm service for $40.

If you definitely want to do it in Europe for reasons other than speed then maybe try pcbpool? I've never used it myself and I don't know if there are cheaper options but I know someone who've used them and were happy with the service.

http://www.pcb-pool.com/ppuk/index.html

They do a 1dm2 board for 48.86 EURO. It's for one board and its an 8 day service. You can get a quote on their site.

Ben.
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