New Layer by Layer: EagleCAD and Fusion 360 with Circuit Playground Express
This week I designed a simple enclosure for the Circuit Playground Express and wanted to share how I modeled the board in Fusion 360. I used EagleCAD to reference the position and dimensions of each component and drew them in Fusion 360. There’s also an export DXF option in Eagle that lets you export board outlines and footprints. I thought I’d do draw the board the “hard way” so I can get a quick refresher on Eagle’s interface and how their document origins work. If anyone wants to reuse the circuit playground 3D model, you can download it in a variety of formats (SAT, STEP, STL, OBJ).
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.