I am trying to build an Arduino-controlled blimp and am in need of a very basic PCB. I am trying to learn EagleCAD to create a PCB that does the following:
- Interfaces with the Arduino Fio: on the Fio, I have female Swiss machine pins soldered into all holes except the FTDI holes, where there are male pins. The PCB should have mount holes where I could solder in matching male Swiss machine pins, even though I won't be using all of them.
- Uses this TB6612FNG Motor Driver 1A. I have male Swiss machine pins soldered onto this already.
- Has 3 pins to plug in a servo.
- The PCB itself should be 1.5"x2", with mount holes in the corners. I'll use standoffs here to attach to the rest of my vehicle.
The PCB is essentially nothing but traces and holes to solder in pins.
I guess some general guidelines or a "getting-started" type of tutorial would be nice, but I know this isn't really conducive to the SE system. I don't need to lay down parts in EagleCad like I said, it's literally just wires running to pads so I can solder in the right pins. But some tangible questions I do have:
- What component would pin headers be under? How do I specify a specific number of pins for those headers?
- I know the spacing on the TB6612FNG part linked above is 0.1" spacing per hole, and based on the EagleCad diagram it looks like it's 0.6" from row to row. Without creating this part from scratch, can I just specify that pads should be 0.1" apart and the rows 0.6" apart when creating the physical diagram?
Finally, I should note that I'm using the SparkFun parts library from their tutorial site; this library contains every single part SparkFun offers.