Hi I’ve watched a few youtube vids on part design and read a load of online tutorials and guides and I’m getting nowhere still!
I have a 40 pin chip which is DIP with 20 pins at the top and 20 at the bottom. So I’ve tried the approach other users have done in their guides and such where you take a generic IC from Fritzing parts list, drag it in and then edit it.
It’s not working for me. For a start I can’t change the size of the IC. Mine is 26mm long and 11mm wide overall (including where pins come out to etc).
The closest 40pin IC I can get is Small (0.7mm/0.0275in) Generic IC DIP THT with 300mil spacing.
When measuring that generic IC it seems to be approx 10.4mm wide by 51 mm long.
I tried also opening up the svg in inkscape and have sort of squashed the graphic down smaller, but then the Parts Editor in Fritzing has no option to make the chip the right size there. It let’s me load in the new SVG but it dosn’t display right and goes massive within the current chip so that I can’t see it properly.
How the heck does one make a small DIP chip from a generic IC? It’s just a laptop ram chip and I’d hoped it wouldn’t be too hard to setup so I can make a small pcb for it?
Thanks for any help.