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PCB Design Rules

When you design a circuit board, you need to follow the PCB design rules of your manufacturer. These rules are the limits of the machine that makes the circuit boards. The first time I looked at the rules I got really bummed out because it seemed so freakin’ complicated. “Why can’t they just make my […]

Eagle Autorouter Tutorial

In this short and simple tutorial I am going to walk you through how to use the Eagle autorouter with net classes. The net classes feature lets you select different widths for each net. This is useful if you for example want your power traces to be thicker than your signal traces. In this example we’ll set up a new net class for our ground net. And we’ll set the default width for all the other nets.