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Design Your Own PCBs


Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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With the advent of cheap circuit board manufacturing, creating a custom
electronic gadget is easier than ever! A well-made, professional quality
printed circuit board (PCB) is often the key component of a successful
electronic project. Come learn how to design a two-layer PCB using the
free, open source, and multi-platform electronic design software tool
KiCad (https://launchpad.net/kicad) to design circuit schematics and
PCBs. We will start with a physical circuit prototype on a breadboard,
and learn the whole process through entering in the schematic, linking
each schematic part to a PCB footprint, arranging PCB footprints on the
board, routing traces between each footprint (both manually and
automatically), and exporting your design files for fabrication. We will
also cover creating your own custom parts. After designing your PCB we
will all submit our files to be fabricated at a quick-turn professional
PCB manufacturer, and will meet a few weeks after the class for a
follow-up class where you will solder together your custom-designed
circuit board!

Each workshop ticket covers the cost of lunch and your own PCB.

NOTE: Students will need to bring their own laptops (and power cables). We provide internet access if needed. KiCad runs well on Windows and Linux, and might work on OSX. If you have any questions about your system compatability or capability, please drop us a note: classes@hackpittsburgh.org

NOTE: This class is open to the general public, no shop membership required. For liability reasons, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


When: Saturday February 23rd 10am-3pm

Where: HackPittsburgh shop 1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (around back on Watson). Parking map can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact classes@hackpittsburgh.org

Have questions about Design Your Own PCBs? Contact HackPittsburgh

When & Where

HackPittsburgh Shop
In the garage on Watson behind
1936 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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