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!
- 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.
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:
Thursday, Oct 11th. 7:00 pm – 10 pm
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.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.