Teensy Breakout Layout


#1

Originally published at: https://contextualelectronics.com/topic/teensy-breakout-layout/


#2

It should probably be obvious, but can you print the steps necessary to flip the footprint of the Teensy to the back side as shown ~8:45 minutes into the video. I’ve tried the f keyboard shortcut, but it seemingly just rotates the footprint by 90 degrees, keeping it on the front side of the board.


#3

I’ll take a look at this


#4

In the CE Header course the lesson topics do not appear to be in order.
The CE footprint is listed before the CE schematic.


#5

You’re right, I’m sorry about that! Fixing now.


#6

It would be helpful to me if there were some form of a “one-stop” checklist of things to do to assemble all of the necessary files to submit to Oshpark after completing a layout. For example, click on “Plot”, generate drill file, etc, etc, along with the necessary settings along the way. Not necessarily specific to the Teensy Breakout, but rather a general topic. I suppose even more generally, it seems there could be a larger general category of Kicad usage topics and best practices. Everything from schematic design, footprint association, layout topics, etc. Just a thought.


#7

You can skip the Plot step and upload the .kicad_pcb file directly to OSH Park:
Native KiCad uploads

We do have KiCad tips on OSH Park, most importantly our KiCad Design Rules. We also have a general “pre-flight” checklist that explains how to create a design that we’ll interpret and fabricate the way you expect.

Please feel free to email support@oshpark.com if you have any questions.

Thanks, Drew (drew@oshpark.com)


#8

A lot of the videos brought across from “CE2” are before OSH Park offered the direct upload of the .kicad_pcb - which now makes it too easy. Having said that, it is still a good idea to plot the gerbers and have a good look at them to make sure things line up the way you expect or want, before submitting the .kicad_pcb. Just the renaming and zipping step is no longer required.


#9

Good point, it can still be useful to plot and view the gerbers.

(fyi: our documentation on Generating KiCAD Gerbers)

Thanks, Drew


#10

I’m wondering what physical parts you use for the CE header, especially the female side. A 2xX header would work, except there’s the keying slots. So just three pieces of 1xX female headers cut to size? Something more interesting?

Not sure if this is covered in a later video, I haven’t run across it yet.


#11

I just used pin headers cut to size. Two 4-pin and one 8-pin. For the socket, it was the same. I did not have sockets the right size. Cutting them is a bit tricky but possible.


#12

Yep, I did the same as Steve. I think having sets of 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 pin (female and male) headers around usually allows you to do a lot of things.