With Eagle3D it is possible to generate a 3D View from your Board Layout. This will help you iron out mechanical clashes, thermal conflicts. Serviceability and Accessibility issues too.
See a 3D View of your Eagle Cad Layout
On Panel PCB’s Like front/back panels. Usability errors may become visible in this simulation. Connector and wiring layout can be better judged on 3D and strain relief and cable management can be planned in power electronics designs.
In sensitive analog circuits; thermal, leakage or guard rings can be inspected. In RF circuits; the shielding, tracks and components can be studied for unwanted coupling, crosstalk or leakage. Finally safety factors also can be judged keeping the enclosure 3d or cabinet in hand.
Now we have low cost 3D CNC prototype makers. Rapid prototyping – additive or laser erosion. You can probably use this as a input for such a machine. Then you can fix it in a cabinet and complete the Mechanical Simulation. This will save wastage of parts, time and pcb’s during prototyping.
A 3D Simulated View from Guido Fischer. More information about this board in German at Arthernet – AVR Ethernet Modul
They are an online store that have Parts and Kits for Embedded Systems like Stamp, PIC Micro,and 8051 Microcontroller Projects.
Reynolds Electronics – PicBasic Stamp 8051
The also have designs, books, Source Code, Schematics, Robotics Projects. Some Tutorials too for the beginner.
This was one of the early website services that had PIC Kits and Some Designs online. Now we have the web full of Electronic PIC and Arduino Enthusiasts.
They have kits for
- PicBasic Pro Compiler Projects
- PICmicro Projects
- 8051 Projects
- Basic Stamp Projects
- Single-Channel A/D
- PIC Microcontrollers
- Serial LED Display
3333 S. Atlantic Ave., Unit 806 Daytona Beach Shores, FL. 32118, USA
Here you will find some Raspberry Pi: projects and ideas.DRC or Drogon Remote Control. This is mechanism to allow a device like Arduino connected via serial line to be controlled from a host system.
Raspberry Add Ons from Gordons Projects
You will also find a RTOS called DROSS – The Drogon Real-time Operating System here.
“The Raspberry Ladder is a small kit comprising PCB with LEDs, resistors and switches intended to be used to experiment with the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO functions and hopefully to get people interested in soldering up their own projects. Soldering is not difficult and it’s a good skill to learn if you are keen to learn more about electronics. (or repairing jewelry!)”
1-Wire Barometer – 5/10 Volt Design
This article describes details for constructing a 1-Wire Barometer which will work on a Dallas Semiconductor Corporation 1-Wire network. This design differs from the popular Version 1.1a in that it has more than twice the resolution. – David W. Bray
“The circuit requires an additional power source other than that of the 1-Wire network. The MPX4115 requires about 7 ma of current. This is more than a 1-Wire network can provide without an elaborate circuit to store parasitic power from the 1-Wire network for short burst of current for pressure measurements.”
Wire Drivers-Getting Started