[sdiy] Anyone alive?

Quincas Moreira quincas at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 17:42:14 CEST 2019


Alive and bleeping! A bit busy with some film scoring, but getting back to
making SDIYG videos soon :)

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 8:12 AM john slee <indigoid at oldcorollas.org> wrote:

> I am also still here. I was working on a PCB layout recently and finally
> got sufficiently frustrated at the effort involved in making a
> corresponding front panel that I decided to do something about it. I wrote
> a little command-line application that:
>
> 1. reads your Autodesk Eagle XML board files (only XML, not the older file
> format)
> 2. finds the board outline and determines what width Eurorack panel you
> need
> 3. looks for components with PANEL_DRILL_MM attributes and saves their
> names/locations/sizes
> 4. creates a new Eagle board file of appropriate Eurorack dimensions, with
> system holes, based on Dieter Doepfer's specs
> 5. adds holes and legend text to the generated board file
>
> From this point you can load the generated (front panel) board file into
> Eagle and use it to emit Gerbers.
>
> It was surprisingly easy to do! My real goal here was to have panel file
> generation be a step that can be quickly run again and again while working
> on a project — to eliminate the kinds of errors (eg. moving a pot slightly
> but forgetting to make a corresponding panel adjustment) I'd made
> previously when generating panel files manually with QCAD or Front Panel
> Designer. I think it worked out well. I ordered some boards from Seeed and
> when they arrived the only problems I found were where I had specified the
> wrong hole size!
>
> https://github.com/jsleeio/go-eagle
>
> Hopefully this is useful for other folks also.
>
> John
>
>
> On Wed, 10 Jul 2019 at 11:52, KA4HJH <ka4hjh at gmail.com> wrote:
>
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