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).
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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