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[SparkFun] Eagle Workshop

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Somerville, United States

[SparkFun] Eagle Workshop

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Eagle Layout


So you’ve got an amazing circuit or two that is going to change the world… or maybe just your garage. But how do you go about creating a PCB that you can populate with the parts that make up your amazing circuits? Well you’re in luck! SparkFun Electronics is visiting Artisan’s Asylum to teach you how to use Eagle Layout Editor to create boards. Learn how to go from schematic to Gerber files in Eagle light (freeware version). Jim and Linz will lead the class through installing libraries, CAM files, creating schematics, creating nets, vias/connections, silk screen, drill holes, mouse-bites and even creating parts!

Concepts Covered:

  • Installing Eagle parts libraries
  • Installing CAM files
  • Creating schematics
  • Creating nets
  • Creating connections
  • Creating silkscreen
  • Creating new parts and editing existing parts
  • Editing PCB shapes and creating artistic traces
  • Exporting Gerber files


Prior experience with basic electronics and physical computing is helpful but adventurous beginners are welcome.

Materials Included:

Students will receive an Eagle manual courtesy of CadSoft USA.

What to Bring:

Please bring a laptop with Eagle Light installed. For download go here:

Event Time:

Thursday, Oct 11th. 7:00 pm – 10 pm


SparkFun ElectronicsSparkFun Electronics is a cutting-edge technology distributor and education advocate. Their online retail store sells bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible; whether it's a robot that can cook your breakfast or a GPS cat-tracking device, SparkFun products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. In addition to products, SparkFun also offers classes and a number of online tutorials designed to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics. Artisan's Asylum is very excited to have SparkFun as a sponsor of the first Somerville Mini Maker Faire and teaching electronics workshops here this fall!
Jim Lindblom is an Electrical Engineer at SparkFun, where he does engineering things like schematic/PCB design and firmware authoring. He also generates content geared toward electronics education - writing example code, and tutorials, and starring in tutorial videos. Jim graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and started working at SparkFun in 2009. He's had a hand in designing products ranging from breakout boards for accelerometers and gyros, to development boards like the MaKey MaKey and the Pro Micro. Sharing SparkFun's interest in education, Jim has led or assisted classes in soldering, Arduino programming, and Eagle PCB design. He's excited to continue applying his electrical engineering background towards education.

Lindsay Craig is an Educational Outreach Coordinator for SparkFun. Lindsay has taught technology for eleven years to students ranging from age two to PhD. He has taught topics including rudimentary programming, animation (3D and 2D), game design, video and sound editing, soldering in many forms, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, wireless networks as well as other overarching prototyping skills, at universities, festivals, and conferences across the continent. Lindsay was nominated for Colorado Top Tech Teacher in 2009 and co-founded SparkFun Electronics’ Department of Education in 2011. The National Center for OpenSource and Education presented his free educational material at the FOSSEd and OSCON conferences in 2011. At SparkFun Electronics Lindsay has taught eight-year-olds and PhDs side by side so no matter what your skill level you will take a lot away from this workshop.

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When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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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.


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