Breadboard to Circuitboard
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:45 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
You have a circuit that works on your breadboard, but now you want to make a fancy, professional-quality circuitboard for it. This class will teach you how to enter your circuit into a free schematic capture program, create a netlist file, import the netlist into a free layout program, produce Gerber files to send to a PCB production house, and produce a BOM (Bill of Materials) for professional board production.
Students will come out of this class with:
- Basic understanding of Schematic Capture and Symbol Creation
- Basic understanding of Netlist files
- Basic understanding of PCB Layout techniques
- Three copies of your circuitboard
A circuit you have designed and want to produce as a circuitboard, or the URL of one you'd like to duplicate.
Students will order their circuitboards from DorkbotPDX. The cost is $5 per square inch for a 2-layer board, or $10 per square inch for a 4-layer board.
Drew Van Zandt is a hardware design engineer, signal integrity professional, and programmer who’s interested in robotics, dancing, sensors, woodworking, metalworking, cool math, proper grammar, and one or two other things (e.g. everything). I don’t own a TV, I do have a cat, though the direction of ownership there is in question. I’m a gamer, a drink mixer, and a mischief-maker, with all the patience of a lightning bolt.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 4, 7:15-9:45 PM
Session 2: Wednesday, April 11, 7:15-9:45 PM
Session 3: Wednesday, April 18, 7:15-9:45 PM
Session 4: Wednesday, April 25, 7:15-9:45 PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.