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Can't open schematics
I am so excited of Illucia! To have something physical to go with all the virtual patching is just perfect. So useful and inspiring.
I am having trouble opening the "illucia_dtr_pcbs"-files from Github. This is my first encounter with .sch and .brd. I tried to open them on OSX with different programs but no. I wonder if there's an open source viewer that's recommended? Are these files meant to be printed as circuit boards?
Thank you : Marko, Finland
Hey! Yeah they open in Eagle:
The trial version is free and they should open just fine in that.
Let me know if you have any trouble!
PS there are two simple bugs (not show stopping - they just require a resistor leg bridge - I'll put a diagram up on github asap. I'll fix it in the circuit if I ever do another board order - wouldnt want to publish a board where I haven't physically tested it).
The PCBs are super simple though. I made the board to a) mount the teensy b) make it easier to solder wires c) create a design where I could easily transition to an SMD non-teensy run if I wanted to.
You could just deadbug resistors to jacks and run wires straight to a teensy if you wanted - it is just tricky to solder and then mount durably/reliably.
The Eagle software worked great! Im sure it's better with the PCBs. Have to figure out where to get those first! I guess i can just order them from the web, if i dont find anything locally...
Also worth noting that the smaller pcb (the USB breakout) might not be necessary depending on how you build the unit.
I designed mine to be rugged and durable yet with a clean point of entry on the enclosure for USB, so I used the Amphenol USB jack.
If you're going diy and/or into a different enclosure you might only make the larger teensy breakout board and just run a cable from your computer right to the Teensy's USB board.
I'd like mine to be rugged and durable also! I thought about getting the same enclosure thats in the parts list. I have so little experience in electronics, it's best for me to just follow the instructions!
One is just on the USB breakout board for the Amphenol USB jack (which is a rounded rectangle/requires custom CNC work on the illucia enclosure).
That board isnt needed unless you use that same amphenol rugged usb jack. Is maybe a hair overkill to use those.
The other goes from the main illucia board to the teensy. I don't have a pic handy at the moment but it is really straightforward. There is a section of 3 plated holes on the side of the Teensy that has the reset button. You just send a resistor leg through the +5v power hole.
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