Any interest in a CREE LED solder paste stencil?

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Cereal_killer, I uploaded a copy of tiny10 that includes paste layers oshpark.com/shared_projects/BquLDSlh. It will work on oshstencil.com. I happened to have an original copy of tiny10 to use. Sorry, I can’t do BLF17dd as well, don’t have an original copy of that.

wight wrote:
For some reason I was assuming that nobody had bothered to add the paste outlines to the parts

Paste and stop is added automatically to the pads when you create a part. Paste is the same outline as pads.


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For some reason Mattaus is a glutton for punishment Wink … he goes through the extra steps of making Gerber files and uploads them to OSHPARK,. Unfortunately he does not usually make the solder paste layers.

All you really need to do is upload the Eagle .brd file (assuming you are using Eagle to lay out your boards). This saves you the steps of running the Eagle CAM processor to make Gerber files and the icky/error prone task of selecting, renaming, and zipping up the Gerber files. Both OSHPARK and OSHSTENCILS can work directly with Eagle .BRD files.

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I tried uploading Mattaus’ tiny10 .brd. Oshpark wouldn’t have it.
Error processing flie
• is not a valid Eagle board file

Oshpark’s way of saying they don’t like him perhaps. :ghost:


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OSHPark is quite flaky with the .brd file

Is there an extra layer that should be selected to make a paste layer…I use Mattaus’s cam job to generate my board as well
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Yup…verified, I tested 2x times
1st time went into the Mattaus CAM job, added an extra process called it PasteLayer, changed to the GERBER_RS274X and highlighted the tCream bCream (saves it in the %N.XLN file), then ran the job…uploaded to OSHPark stencils…when I viewed the job the .gts and .gbs would work as a stencil…when I removed that layer and deleted the .zip and reran the job and uploaded the layers weren’t there anymore and it wouldn’t make good stencil builds

Come to think of it…when I created the tab..it duplicated the drills and holes, not sure if it left the Drills and Holes selected and I just added tCream and bCream to the .XLN file and OSHStencils just picked it up…

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
OSHPark is quite flaky with the .brd file

I dunno… I have done dozens of boards through them… all from .BRD files.

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I dunno… I have done dozens of boards through them… all from .BRD files.

Yeah I have too but sometimes they fail…so far the .zip with the 8 layers from Mattaus’s build work like a champ

Only caveat I see, it leaves the ground ring, if they cut the .gts and .gbs stencil with that ring…it all falls out

Would need to remove that ground ring in the paste layer to prevent it cutting the insides loose…

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You selected tStop & bStop layers. In the cam processor click add, clear all layer selections, add tCream, change file extension to .gtp. For the bottom its bCream & extension .gbp.

I could give you my cam job if you like.


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Bazing!

I added two tabs, labelled them Top PasteLayer, selected only tPaste, and Bottom PasteLayer bPaste, told it to save them as .PST and .PSB, and voila!
So adding two more files to the .zip will round it out completely for OSHPark and OSHStencils…one quick click and the gerber file is good to go

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I think that will do it Smile

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There you go. :bigsmile:
Except name them .gtp and .gbp.

The whole zip file will work for both OSHPark and OSHStencils. No need to separate the files or anything.


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Helios- wrote:
There you go. :bigsmile:
Except name them .gtp and .gbp.

The whole zip file will work for both OSHPark and OSHStencils. No need to separate the files or anything.


Nice…thanks!
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Helios- wrote:
Cereal_killer, I uploaded a copy of tiny10 that includes paste layers oshpark.com/shared_projects/BquLDSlh. It will work on oshstencil.com. I happened to have an original copy of tiny10 to use. Sorry, I can’t do BLF17dd as well, don’t have an original copy of that.
wight wrote:
For some reason I was assuming that nobody had bothered to add the paste outlines to the parts
Paste and stop is added automatically to the pads when you create a part. Paste is the same outline as pads.

Awesome man thanks again, just ordered, the top one was $2 (if bought alone would be rounded up to $5)

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Be sure to reduce the stencil border. Cuts the cost down.


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Can you post a link to the file we need, described as: “ on OSHPARK.COM as a shared project. Download the .BRD file “

I looked, don’t know my way around; the page’s search tool — looking for “stencil” — doesn’t find it, and it appears there are 400 shared project pages?

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hank wrote:
Can you post a link to the file we need, described as: “ on OSHPARK.COM as a shared project. Download the .BRD file “

I looked, don’t know my way around; the page’s search tool — looking for “stencil” — doesn’t find it, and it appears there are 400 shared project pages?


It seems that something got messed up in his post, I think he had the link there previously:
CREE MTG/XRE/XML/XPG solder paste stencil
http://oshpark.com/shared_projects/dw8NYoED

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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> OSHPark
three for $21.25 — is that the best/only way to get these stencils now? Just coming back to the topic, haven’t tried yet

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hank wrote:
I looked, don’t know my way around; the page’s search tool — looking for “stencil” — doesn’t find it, and it appears there are 400 shared project pages?

Searching for stencil works now at least. google search

There is now a triple XP and an XM, XP stencil.

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hank wrote:
> OSHPark three for $21.25 — is that the best/only way to get these stencils now? Just coming back to the topic, haven’t tried yet

You do not order these from OSHPARK.COM! You only download the file from there. Then send the file to OSHSTENCILS.COM

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TP, might be good to add a warning on oshpark.

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Halo… wrote:
TP, might be good to add a warning on oshpark.

The OSHPARK listing does tell you what to do…

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Second person to almost order from oshpark. Something like “Do not order from here (oshpark.com).” wouldn’t hurt.

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I see that Helios- has a nearly foolproof guide on his stencil listing: https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/10XHMG0z

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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Is the .gbp file supposed to be empty. Is it okay to delete it? osh stencil does not like that particular file.

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