New Fusion 360 Tutorial! Turn EAGLE brd into 3D Models
So over the labor day weekend I spent some time playing with Autodesk library io, EAGLE and Fusion 360. I’ve made a few 3D PCB’s using the new Push To Fusion 360 features in Autodesk Eagle 9.X but hadn’t tried Library IO yet. There’s a lot of work going on there, to say the least! The package generator is a great way to create custom 3D models of components (think resistors, caps, QFN, SOT, SOD, SOIC, etc.). There’s quite a few package types, each with their own set of editable values. The dimensions in these comps are fully editable, via a text input along with a 3D preview. The package generators work fairly well and I’ll be using them more in future projects.
Be aware this is my workflow here and probably isn’t ideal. This is just a method I came up with and wanted to share. Ideally, I think having managed shared libraries is the way to go but for now, my Kit Bashing approach is working, yay!
Don’t forget, CAD files of Adafruit Board are on GitHub. Heres a link.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.