Introduction: Mount a DIP As a SMD on PCB
I don't like drilling the PCB.
So, I always mount a DIP chip as a SMD chip with arranged IC socket.
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I use KiCad to make arranged footpattern.
In this Instructable, I select DIP-16.
Normal DIP-16 footpattern is like this.
Select my own library for arranged footpatterns.
I named my library 'sahara'.
Change the name.
Add 'SMD' to the new name is better.
I named 'DIP-16_DIP_to_SMD_socket" then file name is 'DIP-16_DIP_to_SMD_socket.kicad_mod.kicad_mod'.
Close KiCad and open the 'your_footpattern.kicad_mod' in text editor.
In my case I open 'DIP-16_DIP_to_SMD_socket.kicad_mod'.
And replace strings as follows.
'thru_hole oval' --> 'smd rect'
'size 1.6 1.6' --> 'size 3 1.2'
'(drill 0.8)' --> ''
'layers *.Cu *.Mask F.SilkS' --> 'layers F.Cu F.Paste F.Mask'
'at 7.62' --> 'at 9.12'
'at 0' --> 'at -1.5'
Open the footpattern in KiCad.
Then you will see this.
PCB will be this.
I need to arrange a IC socket.
Cut the pins if they are too long.
To use adhesive tape is my favorite way.
It's all done.