ok.. getting this thread back on track a bit here! lol..
the SMDuino_w/uSD socket: schematic & pcb layout.
First I wanna say thanks to everyone.. for looking and the feedback. Im learning alot in Eagle, which was the focus/goal (thanks Crossroads)
here is my latest attempt that is targeting the fixes outlined prior: (hope I did them all correctly)*ICSP connector are not correct:
I think I went through and re-labled things and have the correct pinout/labels/connections now for ICSP*Update using DIODE part for pads to real pad symbol/component:
I used the Sparkfun lib as instructed.. and I used a different one.. should be ok..yes? elongated one.. (kinda separates the battery/power pads from the rest. *U2/5v vRegulator GND fixed*Connected the enabled pins to VIN on BOHT 3.3v & 5v vRegulators (per datasheet and your old schematic) *changed caps C6,C8, from 10nF to 100nF value*checked ERC tool in both schematic & pcb (no errors)*Used polygon tool to draw a polygon (rectangle) over the board (same size as pcb dimensions).. on BOTH top and bottom layers... and named them both GND
(never done that before.. nor ran across it any tutorials yet.. whats it for? do? a ground plane for something?)
So if tings are looking all in order... I can/should start on the routing aspect of things?
1.) before I go into the PCB stuff (again)... and start fooling around..
should I maybe find a bunch of 'SINGLE' through hole symbols/components.. and replace these 'header strips' I am currently using? (ie: take my serial 'pin set'... which consists of a row/header of 5 pins, and add 5 separate/individual through hole symbols.. so its easier to place the I/O's along the side?... sorta allowing me to mix-n-match whre the go?..and help correct all the spaghetti strings I have going on a bit?...................OR.............. should I just leave things as they are.. and get to cracking on manual placement of traces on any left over errors, using vias and traces on both sides?)