Interested in learning how to design, manufacture, and test PCBs with Maker Club?
Here are some resources from a seminar ran by Katie Bradford in 2020.
The seminar consisted of presentations and videos about PCB design as well as a hands-on component of designing your own boards and assembling/testing them.
While boards and components are no longer available through CMC, the notes and videos found below are a helpful resources for getting started with PCB design.
|0||Intro||Install Altium|| Workshop Intro
Setting Up Altium
|1||Electronic Components Overview, Soldering||Assemble Board|| Basic Electronics Overview|
|2||Design Planning, Component Selection/Design||Create Component in Altium|| Design Planning|
|3||Schematic Design||1st Draft Schematic|| Schematic Design|
|4||Layout Design||Fix Schematic, 1st draft layout|| PCB Layout|
|5||Manufacturing, Test/Validation||Fix Layout, Pick Final Project|| PCB Manufacturing|
|6||Advanced Topics||schematic final project|| Advanced Topics|
|7||Possible Guest Lectures (stay tuned!)||layout final project, order boards|
Example of what the board should look like up-close:
*****ERROR IN VIDEO********
Don’t use IPC compliant footprint wizard SOJ. that is an SMT part. Use the regular footprint wizard DIP. Or just make it manually 🙂