Arduino 104: Creating a Professional Custom Circuit Board
February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm$55
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.