Creative Commons Licensed Circuit Boards

By: Laen

2009-11-29 09:42:00

These are Creative Commons licensed circuit boards made by our group and collected from the Internet. Please feel free to add your own to this page or to the eagle libraries page!


Altoids-Sized Perfboard

A protoboard that fits in an Altoids Tin, by Laen.

Eagle files

ADXL345 Breakout

A breakout board for the ADXL345 Accelerometer, by Laen.

Eagle files


LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available.

LilyPad Eagle Files - (Attribution, Share-Alike)


Essentially, its a very simple musical synthesizer that uses the conductive properties of pencil graphite to create different sounds. The result is a fun toy that lets you draw musical instruments on any piece of paper. By Ladyada.

Website: Ladyada's Drawdio Page
Buy as a Kit: Adafruit
Eagle Files: Schematic && Board

Ladyada's Breadboard Power Supply

Output selection switch to select from 3.3v, 5v and Adjustable. Onboard potentiometer for adjusting voltage from 1.25V up to within 0.5V of the input voltage. (20V max)

Website: Ladyada's BBPSup Page
Buy as a Kit: Adafruit
Eagle Files: Schematic && Board

Arduino Duemilanove

The Arduino itself is CC-licensed.

Website: Arduino Duemilanove
Buy: Adafruit | Sparkfun Board files: Eagle files


The Megavore is an Atmel AVR XMEGA 128A1 development board.

Buy: StackFoundry Store
Board files: Eagle files && Schematic (pdf)

8x8 Button Pad

This a simple breakout board for button pads with holes for RGB LEDs. Each LED and button is brought out to the side connectors. The connectors are soldered to the back side of the PCB. This one has diodes for button isolation and easier decoding.

Buy: Sparkfun
Board files: Eagle files

AVR High Voltage Rescue Shield

The AVR HV Rescue Shield is a high voltage parallel mode fuse programmer for Atmel AVR microcontrollers.

It currently supports the ATmega48/88/168/328P series and the ATtiny2313.

Website: MightyOhm
Buy: MightyOhm
Docs: MightyOhm
Board files: Eagle Files


Botanicalls opens a new channel of communication between plants and humans, in an effort to promote successful inter-species understanding.

The Botanicalls project is fundamentally about communication between plants and people. We are empowering both by inventing new avenues of interaction. Plants that might otherwise be neglected are given the ability to call and text message people to request assistance. People who are unsure of their ability to effectively care for growing things are given visual and aural clues using common human methods of communication.

Website: [1]
Buy: Botanicalls
Board files: Eagle files


ClockIt is a basic alarm clock with buzzer based on the ever popular ATMega168.

Website: Sparkfun
Buy: Sparkfun | FunGizmos
Board files: Eagle files


It's meant to replace the existing controller board in any standard servo (~.78 inch servo width). With this board you can control a servo entirely with I2C/TWI commands rather than PWM, meaning that multiple OpenServos can be controlled with just two lines! The OpenServo firmware also offers some interesting control features, such as querying a servo with an unknown position, setting control gain discretely and on-the-fly, and even querying the destination of the actuator before it reaches it!

Website: OpenServo
Buy: SparkFun
Board files: Eagle files & Schematic

OpenEEG ModularEEG

Open Source Brain Scanner. Woot!

Website: OpenEEG
Board files: Eagle files

MSOP10/SSOP8 to DIP Adapters

Adapter boards for using MSOP10 or SSOP8 parts in a breadboard.

Website: My 2uF
Board files: Gerber files

BSODomizer Port

BSODomizer is a small, battery-powered, mischievous electronic gadget that interfaces between a laptop or desktop and VGA monitor and flashes a fake BSOD onto the monitor at random time intervals or when triggered. Here's my (Etharooni's) port of it.

Website: BSODomizer
Board Files: Eagle Port and the Official Gerbers

Open Source Motor Control

The OSMC project was originally made for battlebot robots to power extremely high current DC motors. Like, 160 Amps continuous. Here's my version.

Website: OSMC
Board Files: OSMC Two layer Eagle files and the hopefully higher current four layer revision.

Computer Power Supply Breakout

A useful little board that uses your computer's power supply (4.99 at Goodwill) and splits it out into high current, regulated 12, 5, 3.3, -5, and -12 volts.

Board Files: Eagle Files

BBBoost PTH Breadboard Power Supply

This is a switchable 3.3V / 5V breadboard power supply that boosts up from a AA battery. Based on Ladyada's Mintyboost

Board Files: Eagle Files


All the JeeLabs designs are CC-By. He has some nice ideas about making Arduino clone peripherals more modular. And his boards are real purty :). Most recently the AA->3.3V power supply is pretty nice looking. If you don't feel like DIY, they're available stateside from Modern Device.

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