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Jeremy1998

For the freaking life of me, I can't find sewable pads (The LillyPad Ones) in Eagle! I downloaded the schematics, but the part name isn't in any of my libraries.  

Jonathan Oxer

Because Eagle projects are self-contained including all the data related to parts used in them (rather than just referencing a library at run-time) it's possible to extract a part from a project even if you don't have the library that was used to create it.

Open the project in Eagle, go into the board layout (not the schematic), and from the menu select "File -> Run...". You'll see a huge list of included scripts that can be executed. Find the script called "exp-project-lbr.ulp" and run it. You'll see a screen that gives you some options about generating a new library using the parts found in that project. Click the "Collect data" button to make it populate its list from the project, then "Create library" to actually save it.

You'll now have a library containing just the parts that were in that project, and can use it in your other projects.

Note that this is a technical solution, and I haven't mentioned anything about the legality of it. If the original library was for restricted use it's possible you're not allowed to use it in this way, but I expect that anything created specifically for the Lilypad was likely to be under some open licence anyway.
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Jon
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Jeremy1998

Doesn't work for me... Like it makes the library, but I can't add the parts to a schematic or board.

Jonathan Oxer

Does the library have any parts in it? Try opening it directly from within Eagle (using File -> Open -> Library from the management pane, not from the project) and browsing through the parts.

If it doesn't have any parts in it, perhaps you skipped the "Collect data" step?
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Jon

Jeremy1998

When I have Eagle open, I go to the library it created. The parts show up, but I can not add them... I have tried adding them to both schematics and boards... No luck.  :-?

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