Eagle CAD useful libraries

Posted on 29 December 2015 at 05:12 AM

Every time you want to make a new PCB there are some parts not present in the default Eagle library.

Eagle has a good feature that allow to setup a directory where it looks for libraries. Go to Options->Directories, click on the library textbox and browse for a folder.

Put in this folder every custom Eagle library. Here are some of the most used libraries you can use in your projects:

How to use Visual Studio 2015 to program ESP8266

Posted on 20 December 2015 at 09:12 AM

Make sure you have installed Visual Studio with C++ support. Then go to Visual Micro download site and get the latest add-on and install it.

Start Visual Studio and go to Files->New->Project->Templates->Visual C++-> Visual Micro and choose between an empty Arduino project or a Blink example.

Now open Visual Micro menu and in the IDE record choose Arduino 1.6 then select from Board record what ESP board suits yours.

Program ESP8266 using Arduino IDE

Posted on 20 December 2015 at 09:12 AM

If you want to use friendly Arduino IDE to write code for ESP8266 you are lucky !

Just go to Arduino download page and get the latest version of the Arduino IDE. Start IDE then go to Files->preferences and add in the Additional Boards Manager URLs text box: http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json

Then go to Tools->Board->Board manager. Wait for every board to load, scroll down to ESP8266, select it then click install.

And voila !!

You can now program any ESP board using the well-known Arduino IDE and code style.


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