How To Design an Eagle Ground Plane

An Eagle ground plane is a plane of metal connected to ground. It is very useful for simplifying the routing of a board. If the major part of a layer is ground, you don’t need to design long traces to connect a pin to the ground.

Beginner’s Guide to Eagle CAD

Have you tried the Eagle CAD software, but found it a bit confusing?

Don’t worry, I was also a bit confused the first time I tried it. In this guide I will teach you the basics on how to use Eagle, so that you’ll be able to start designing your own electronic circuits.

How To Create Custom Eagle Components

In this tutorial I am going to teach you how to create custom Cadsoft Eagle components.

The part we are creating is a battery holder for a 9V battery from Keystone Electronics. This part is sold by both DigiKey and Farnell, so it is easy to get your hands on.

PCB Design Tutorial for Eagle

This is a PCB design tutorial that I designed as a simple way to learn how to create a PCB layout in Cadsoft Eagle.

NOTE: This article is from 2012. I have since then switched to KiCad and will no longer maintain Eagle tutorials.

PCB Design is extremely useful to know. It’s what will take you from knowing how to build simple circuits to being able to build advanced stuff like LCD screens, Quadcopters, etc.

What you need for this tutorial:

(If you want to use the same schematic as used in this PCB tutorial you can download the schematic here. You can also find three simple electronic circuits with schematics, board layout and Gerber files here.)

Create Board From Schematic

We start by opening our schematic diagram in Eagle. Click on the “Board” button (or choose “Switch to board” from the “File” menu) to create a board for this schematic.You can also use the command line for selecting commands.

A Simple Schematic Drawing Tutorial for Eagle

This is my step-by-step guide to schematic drawing in Eagle. Let us say we find the circuit above interesting and want to build a real electronic circuit out of it to test in the real world. The first step is