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 TypeMounting TypeDeviceLibraryPackage
Resistor - 1/4W, Normal fitTHTR-US_0207/10rcl > R-EU_0207/10
Resistor - 1/4W, Tight fitTHTR-US_0207/7rcl > R-EU_0207/7
Resistor - 0805SMDR-US_M0805rcl > R-US_M0805
Resistor - 1206SMDR-US_M1206rcl > R-US_M1206
Resistor - 1406SMDR-US_M1406rcl > R-US_M1406
Resistor - 2012SMDR-US_M2012rcl > R-US_M2012
Resistor - 2309SMDR-US_M2309rcl > R-US_M2309
Resistor - 3216SMDR-US_M3216rcl > R-US_M3216
Resistor - 3516SMDR-US_M3516rcl > R-US_M3516
Resistor - 5923SMDR-US_M5923rcl > R-US_M5923
Ceramic disc capacitor - 5.08mm pitchTHTC-US050-030X075rcl > C-USC050-030X075
Electrolytic capacitor - <10uFTHTCPOL-USE2.5-6rcl > CPOL-USE2,5-6
Electrolytic capacitor - 220uFTHTCPOL-USE5-10.5rcl > CPOL-USE5-10,5
LED - 0805SMDLEDCHIPLED_0805led > LEDCHIPLED_0805
LED - 1206SMDLEDCHIPLED_1206led > LEDCHIPLED_1206
LED - 3mmTHTLED3MMled > LEDLED3MM
LED - 5mmTHTLED5MMled > LEDLED5MM
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