Create manufacturing-ready footprints & 3D models with Autodesk Library.io
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Create manufacturing-ready footprints & 3D models with Autodesk Library.io

If you ever made a PCB, you quickly realized that the component library of the PCB design software is usually pretty limited for such sophisticated programs. Usually, one has to resort to external tools to access the schematic symbols, footprints and 3D models, or design our own in the...

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SnapEDA launches new KiCad plugin to help engineers design electronics faster
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SnapEDA launches new KiCad plugin to help engineers design electronics faster

Today, SnapEDA - a company that helps engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers - is launching a new KiCad plugin, allowing designers to search and download its computer-aided design (CAD) models directly within the KiCad PCB design environment. KiCad is a free and...

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Electronic assemblies without PCBs but with Laser direct structuring
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Electronic assemblies without PCBs but with Laser direct structuring

Laser direct structuring (LDS) is a special success story. For almost 20 years, it has been possible to apply electronic conductor paths directly onto plastic parts during series production. Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) - The structure of the conductor path is applied using the LDS...

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Vapor Phase One, The New Industry’s most dynamic PCB soldering process
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Vapor Phase One, The New Industry’s most dynamic PCB soldering process

A new crowd supply campaign has been launched for the Vapor Phase One, which is the industry’s most dynamic PCB soldering method available now to hobbyists and development engineers alike. Compared to infrared and conventional soldering, the vapor phase process works perfectly at...

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DIY GPS Tracker Features Three Arduino boards
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DIY GPS Tracker Features Three Arduino boards

Duane Bester has built a GPS Tracker From Scratch Using 3 Arduino boards to make a GPS tracker and a data logger. A flash of idea came to him, to combine the new Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense with an SD card and GPS module for a project that records GPS and IMU data. So he opted to buy the...

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Tiny ObsidianBoa Dev Board Features Espressif Systems’ ESP32-S2 Board
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Tiny ObsidianBoa Dev Board Features Espressif Systems’ ESP32-S2 Board

Greg Davill has posted on GitHub an Espressif Systems ESP32 based development board called the ObsidianBoa. Recently Greg Davill had a successful OrangeCrab crowdfunding campaign, he has however directed his attention to the Espressif Systems ESP32. There are a lot of ESP32 development...

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New PiSugar2 Adds Battery Pack And UPS Features
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New PiSugar2 Adds Battery Pack And UPS Features

The team of engineers at the PiSugar project has launched a second-generation version of their compact battery accessory for the Raspberry Pi Zero family of single-board computers, and they call it the PiSugar2. Last year, the original PiSugar was launched, integrating a 900mAh...

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HARTING Europe, Component carrier now replacing flexible PCBs
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HARTING Europe, Component carrier now replacing flexible PCBs

Flexible circuit boards offer numerous advantages. However, the mechanical fixation of these circuit boards is highly complex. HARTING has developed a new solution based on 3D-MID technology that is capable of replacing flexible circuit boards. Thanks to component carriers, cost savings...

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