Last updated on Tue, 2011-03-29 19:10. Originally submitted by fabio on 2011-01-31 11:38.
I just finished designing a breakout board for the HMC5883L. Just a very simple breakout board, just for me to get started with this new chip. Actually it's just a smaller and more fast and accurate version of the HMC5843, schematics are really similar to that chip.
Btw, here you have it. Designed with the wonderful libre software KiCAD and released under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported so you are free to do whatever you like with it, just remember to share alike your modified version so that we can keep the libre hardware ball rolling.
For best results you will need also to get my personal kicad library, where you find the footprint and schematic module for the HMC5883L.
Kicad sources for this breakout board can be obtained from my personal repository using bzr using the following command:
bzr co http://repository.varesano.net/LibreBB_HMC5883/
I'm no more adding zip files to this kind of posts as it is too time consuming to keep the attached archives updated with the current designs. You'll have to stick with bzr. The schematics are attached at the bottom of this page.
Here some picture of the design:
Assembled first batch of breakout boards. They are working great! See picture below.