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Title: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 21, 2021, 09:37:56 PM
I learned to etch circuits, and then lay them out in DIYLC, so the next natural progression is Eagle. After several trashed boards, I got the hang of it. Now, after I layout a project and check it, I will check it again on another day. This seems to help.

This first one is like the Paisley Drive, basically a tube screamer. I call it the Groovy Drive.

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This next one is like The Wampler Euphoria

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The next one works like the Plimsoul. It will oscillate if you turn everything up all the way, but other than that, it sounds great.

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Finally, the TV-14, which works like the JHS PG14 drive. The knobs are really interactive. It sounded terrible until I grabbed a guitar with high output Duncanís, then it came to life.

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Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: harryklippton on November 22, 2021, 06:32:11 AM
Really cool. Nice work jimilee. I was working on learning kicad in the spring but I haven't touched it since my kid was born
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: dan.schumaker on November 22, 2021, 07:47:58 AM
You are down the rabbit hole now... they all look awesome.

Where is a phaser?
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: matmosphere on November 22, 2021, 08:41:26 AM
Very cool man!! Congrats they look fantastic.
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: madbean on November 22, 2021, 09:05:56 AM
Super work. Keep it up!
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 22, 2021, 09:07:58 AM
Super work. Keep it up!
Thank you. I have four or five more coming, and Iím working on the third batch now. JLCPCB is really cool. Wampler has some really cool circuit breakdown videos, so, not exact clones is my next venture.


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Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jjjimi84 on November 22, 2021, 09:44:04 AM
Looks great man, that Wampler Esctasy is a killer pedal.
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: Drew Hallenbeck on November 22, 2021, 10:28:07 AM
Looks like your "foray into" was all about jumping in with both feet!
I finally decided to jump in using KiCad a while ago. It's definitely satisfying to get your boards in and turn out working pedals!
Your layouts look pretty great, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 22, 2021, 12:19:12 PM
Looks great man, that Wampler Esctasy is a killer pedal.
It really is. It sounds better with my Les Paul with Pearly Gates than my Seymour Duncans. I never knew drive pedals could be so temperamental.


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Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 22, 2021, 12:19:43 PM
Looks like your "foray into" was all about jumping in with both feet!
I finally decided to jump in using KiCad a while ago. It's definitely satisfying to get your boards in and turn out working pedals!
Your layouts look pretty great, keep up the good work!
Thank you.


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Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: 287m on November 22, 2021, 12:20:24 PM
Great Work! Nice!

Love your euphoria layout.
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: Haberdasher on November 22, 2021, 01:27:08 PM
Nice work, jimilee
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: Bio77 on November 22, 2021, 02:09:25 PM
Super cool!
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jkokura on November 22, 2021, 03:04:46 PM
Fantastic Jimi! I never did learn to Etch. I moved on from single sided boards to the manufactured boards about the same time Brian did, so it's amazing you were still using that old school method for so long! Welcome to the next level friend.

Jacob
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: NorthCoast on November 22, 2021, 07:28:10 PM
Very nice!

And bonus points for the resistor teepee!  :D ;D

Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 22, 2021, 09:27:03 PM
Very nice!

And bonus points for the resistor teepee!  :D ;D

:D Thanks you. Being my first attempt, I wanted to remove all variables that could make it not work, otherwise I would've used what ever I had kicking around. They all pretty much fired right up, I had to use a couple of jumpers on the PG14 for traces that didn't get connected.
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: alanp on November 23, 2021, 01:01:08 AM
Those layouts are pretty slick!

Only thing I'd suggest is making the traces thicker.
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 23, 2021, 09:09:23 AM
Those layouts are pretty slick!

Only thing I'd suggest is making the traces thicker.
Thank you. How do you do that in Eagle? I can google it, but if you know right off, and how much thicker.


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Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: alanp on November 23, 2021, 10:34:12 PM
I usually use about 0.4064mm for signal traces, next step up if I can get away with it. Don't know what that is in Victorian England units, sorry :) :P :)

Forgot to mention, I also love how you've integrated the indicator LED for the stompswitch in the same place on each board!
Title: Re: My foray into eagle and the results.
Post by: jimilee on November 24, 2021, 09:47:24 AM
I usually use about 0.4064mm for signal traces, next step up if I can get away with it. Don't know what that is in Victorian England units, sorry :) :P :)

Forgot to mention, I also love how you've integrated the indicator LED for the stompswitch in the same place on each board!
Gotcha, and thank you. The LED is easier for me to work with when itís that low. Itís also easier not using an LED bezel.


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