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Re: [The-Boston-Arduino-Users-Group] Future topics

From: John L.
Sent on: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:06 AM
Since a circuit layout tutorial would probably take most of the meeting it
may be better if there was a separate meeting for this topic.

I would be happy to discuss circuit board layout in general and I could go
through an example in gEDA (probably the drawdio circuit that is on my

I have not installed the gEDA tools or my parts library on my new laptop
yet and it may be a few weeks before I get around to it. The gEDA tools
run best in Linux and also run in MAC. If you are on windows I would
recommend getting a copy of VMware and running the tools in a virtual
machine. My Vista laptop is setup with VMs for ubuntu and fc10.

Here are some links to gEDA tutorials and information ---
Stuart Brorson gEDA article in Circuit Cellar March 2006

PCB Tutorial?

My gEDA information is at

An open source remix of the drawdio circuit (including
all EDA files) is at

(* jcl *)

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Brian Lalor <[address removed]> wrote:
Are there any specific topics planned for upcoming meetings? ?I'd love to learn more about laying out circuits and having them made up. ?I'm tired of working with stripboards...

Brian Lalor / [address removed]
? ?*Stupid* kills. Speed just hurries the process along.

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