Designing Custom Circuit Boards with Eagle CAD

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This workshop, taught by Electrical Engineer, Jeremy Blum, will focus on using the popular Eagle CAD schematic capture and PCB design tool to design a custom printed circuit board (PCB) from scratch. Participants will learn how to create a schematic for their design, import part libraries, generate a layout, route traces, and export a PCB design. At the end of the class, participants will optionally be able to send their designs to a batch PCB fabricator so they can be manufactured (for a few dollars per board). Electronics experience is helpful but not required - all are welcome!

Class Details

This workshop will be similar to an Eagle Workshop that I taught at HOPE-X in NYC. If you'd like to get an idea of the content, you can check out the slides from that course here. People seemed to like it, so I'm doing it again in San Francisco! The slides for this course will likely be slightly updated from those, and I'll share a link to the newest version as soon as it's ready.

Here are some pretty screenshots from the course:

When/Where is the class?

The workshop will take place at the Church classroom in the Noisebridge Hackerspace on Sunday, August 10 at 10:30 AM. I expect the class to last for about 2 hours. The address is: 2169 Mission St.
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110

The gate to the space should be open while the class is in session. If not, you can read up on getting into the space by clicking here.

What do I need to do to prepare? What should I bring?

Bring a laptop running Windows, Linux, or Mac. Please install EagleCAD before-hand to save time. You download it for free here. You do not need to have any electronics or PCB design knowledge prior to this class. However, having a bit of electronics knowlege (ohm's law, etc) will speed things up. The class will be taught in english.

How much does this class cost?

This class is free, as are all classes taught at Noisebridge. You do not need to register or RSVP - just show up!

If, however, you feel the class was beneficial, we'd really appreciate a donation to Noisebridge to fund our ongoing renovation and lasting presence in the city.

How can I get more information?

Please contact me. My information is available by clicking here.