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The SpikerBox: A Low Cost, Open-Source BioAmplifier for Increasing Public Participation in Neuroscience Inquiry

  • Timothy C. Marzullo mail,

    info@backyardbrains.com

    Affiliation: Backyard Brains, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Gregory J. Gage

    Affiliation: Backyard Brains, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: March 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030837
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Problems Downloading Files S6, S7, and S8 (circuit printing files)

Posted by BackyardBrains on 29 Mar 2012 at 15:55 GMT

If you are trying to download the schematic files to analyze and perhaps print the circuit on your own, you may notice some problems. The PLoS ONE manuscript servers do not recognize EAGLE CAD files, so when you try to download the files, they will show up in your download folder with random auto-generated names with no extensions applied. If you rename the files to their appropriate names:
S6 - SpikerBox.v.1.3b.sch
S7 - SpikerBox.v.1.3b.brd
S8 - SpikerBox.v.1.3b.lbr

They will work and load in Eagle CAD.
If you would rather not deal with that, you can go to
diy.backyardbrains.com

and at the bottom of the page you will see a link:
"SpikerBox Eagle Cad Zip File containing the .sch, .lib, and .brd files to print PCB"

Competing interests declared: Authors of paper and employed by Backyard Brains