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Arduino 104: Creating a Professional Custom Circuit Board

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Produce a professional-quality schematic, convert the schematic into a custom circuit board design, and learn how to get the board made

About this Event

As a finale to the Arduino 10x series, students will produce a professional-quality schematic, and then convert the schematic into a custom circuit board design. The different circuit board production methods will be covered, and a demonstration of PCB milling will be shown.

Experience with basic schematic design, or Arduino 103, is strongly suggested for this class.

The class will introduce the basics of KiCad, a circuit design software. The skills will be translated from Fritzing for students from Arduino 103, to introduce a higher-powered alternative.

Schematic design will be reviewed, with some extra tips and tricks for how to deal with complex designs.

Students will convert their schematics into a printed circuit board (PCB) design.

The different options for manufacturing PCBs will be explained and compared. The two that are possible to do on-site at Lowell Makes will be demonstrated during the class.

Bringing a laptop with KiCad installed is suggested, although several laptops are available for use if needed.


February 29
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lowell Makes


Lowell Makes
47 Lee St
Lowell, MA 01852 us
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