Eagle is an incredible tool for professionals, but it’s not very welcoming for beginners in terms of it’s extensive parts libraries. Sometimes, locating even the simplest of components, such as a resistor, can be a hassle. This guide will help you easily select the component you’re after, along with it’s corresponding board footprint.
When you first download Eagle, a huge list of libraries is made available in the Library Manager. These are usually a great starting place for many, but the list is so extensive that it can be quite difficult to search through (and the search engine is… not quite the greatest).
I have put together a list of components I tend to use quite often in the hopes that others can benefit from it too. If you have any suggestions for added components, please let me know in the comments.
Standard Eagle Components
|Component Type||Mounting Type||Device||Library||Package|
|Resistor - 1/4W, Normal fit||THT||R-US_0207/10||rcl > R-EU_||0207/10|
|Resistor - 1/4W, Tight fit||THT||R-US_0207/7||rcl > R-EU_||0207/7|
|Resistor - 0805||SMD||R-US_M0805||rcl > R-US_||M0805|
|Resistor - 1206||SMD||R-US_M1206||rcl > R-US_||M1206|
|Resistor - 1406||SMD||R-US_M1406||rcl > R-US_||M1406|
|Resistor - 2012||SMD||R-US_M2012||rcl > R-US_||M2012|
|Resistor - 2309||SMD||R-US_M2309||rcl > R-US_||M2309|
|Resistor - 3216||SMD||R-US_M3216||rcl > R-US_||M3216|
|Resistor - 3516||SMD||R-US_M3516||rcl > R-US_||M3516|
|Resistor - 5923||SMD||R-US_M5923||rcl > R-US_||M5923|
|Ceramic disc capacitor - 5.08mm pitch||THT||C-US050-030X075||rcl > C-US||C050-030X075|
|Electrolytic capacitor - <10uF||THT||CPOL-USE2.5-6||rcl > CPOL-US||E2,5-6|
|Electrolytic capacitor - 220uF||THT||CPOL-USE5-10.5||rcl > CPOL-US||E5-10,5|
|LED - 0805||SMD||LEDCHIPLED_0805||led > LED||CHIPLED_0805|
|LED - 1206||SMD||LEDCHIPLED_1206||led > LED||CHIPLED_1206|
|LED - 3mm||THT||LED3MM||led > LED||LED3MM|
|LED - 5mm||THT||LED5MM||led > LED||LED5MM|