[sdiy] Eagle library recommendations for pcb mounted pots/jacks
matt at smiffytech.com
Sat Aug 4 00:23:07 CEST 2012
Quoth Travis Thatcher at 03/08/12 21:28...
> ... Can anyone reccomend libraries out there
> that have these footprints or is everyone just making custom items?
You could always try asking your vendor.
The other day, when faced with creating a footprint (more to the point,
naming all the pins) for a 144-pin Freescale microcontroller, I got onto
my contact at Element14 (Newark to you) and had the appropriate library
mailed back a few hours later.
I should probably point out that Element14 actually links to Eagle parts
(delivered as an SCR, to run against your own library) for some of their
range and I am advised by a contact that Freescale intends, in the
fullness of time, to make libraries available thus, so I was going into
it with some hope of success.
If not your vendor, you could always ask the manufacturer. And, if you
turn up a blank, you can always do it the "fun" way.
Note that I have been known to modify vendor-provided parts. I have
found that some larger QFPs can be modified (extend the pads) to make
them more friendly for hand-soldering.
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