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I’m new to PCB making so bear with me. I’m making a board for a machine I’m working on. It uses a A4988 stepper motor driver and I can’t find any component I could import to use. I figured I could just design where the holes go on the PCB but I’ve been researching and I’ve found absolutely nothing.

Does anyone know if there’s a component to connect a PCB to a Raspberry Pi, like a bunch of 2.54mm Marwin pins in one design? I’m not sure what they are called. If this is unclear please comment so I can clarify. I’m new and not sure what everything is called.

Edit: When I say I want to know how to make custom PCB components I’m talking about PCB footprints.

I’m using EasyEDA as PCB design software.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you talking about needing a footprint for the A4988, or a 3D model, or something else? \$\endgroup\$
    – Tyler
    Mar 5 at 21:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tyler so like when u design a PCB and you import a component to add into your design I want to know how to make my own component that I could import if that makes sense \$\endgroup\$ Mar 5 at 21:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ That makes more sense, what PCB design tool are you using, the methods are not all the same. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tyler
    Mar 5 at 22:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ As a side not, you should make ALL of your own parts (footprints). You usually don't realize there is an error in an imported footprint, until it's too late. =D \$\endgroup\$
    – Tyler
    Mar 5 at 22:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ Never used easyeda, but this looks promising: docs.easyeda.com/en/PCBLib/PCBLib-Create/index.html \$\endgroup\$ Mar 5 at 22:10

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This is documentation on how to add custom footprints in easyEDA

https://docs.easyeda.com/en/PCBLib/PCBLib-Create/index.html

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I wonder if this Q/A has some intrinsic value for this stack site. Looking at the title, (and strictly speaking) this doesn't answer the question. Secondly, It is link-only answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – Syed
    Mar 6 at 6:23

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