Packages & Parts We Use, Tools We Have, etc.
List of the common packages for the parts that we stock.
- 0805 Multisim : CHIP-0805
- 0805 Primary
- 0603 Limited Amount
Through Hole Resistors
- 1/4 Watt
- Multisim Package:
Through Hole Capacitors
- Sizes Available in the Maker-E:
- Sizes Available in Other Labs:
Where do I Find These Parts in Multisim?
Most basic parts you can find in the master multisim database. However, there are a few components that we have in makerstock that are not in the Master database. These are all in the corporate database. See the multisim section of Dozuki for more information about how to use these databases. If you have a problem with any of these footprints, would like a footprint to be made, or you have a footprint that you would like to have checked or added to our database, just ask!
What size drill bits does the PCB mill have?
|Drill Bit Sizes (mm)|
|Hole Drills (Spiral Drills)||Contour Routers||End Mills|
|0.6mm||1mm||0.1 Micro Cutter**|
|0.9mm||2mm||0.2 Universal Cutter*|
|1.0mm||1mm End Mill*|
|1.2mm||2mm End Mill**|
* Indicates that the tool is normally in the mill, for the firefly project
** Requires permission from the lab director to use
What are the PCB Design Rules for the LPKF Mill?
|Design Rules LPKF Promat S103|
|Minimum Trace Thickness||0.4mm|
|Drill Diameter for vias||1.5mm|
|Via Pad Diameter (annular ring)||2.5mm|
|Note that these diameters should also be used whenever you need to create a plated through hole for a Maker-E created PCB.|
How do I read the values on surface mount components?
|Examples Of SMD Resistor Codes|
|10 x 102 = 1,000 Ω = 1 kΩ||357 x 102 = 35.7 kΩ|
Where Can I find More information about electronics?
Many tutorials can be found on websites such as Adafruit and Sparkfun.
Where do I find information about communication protocols?
For More information about I2C and SPI and UART, you can visit sparkfun's tutorials: