Learn to Create Circuit Boards

Learn how to create cheap circuit boards from any schematic you can find using the freely available Eagle software.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

This course will take you through the process of designing a printed circuit board (PCB) in Eagle. We will start with finding schematics for a circuit, then learn how to draw the circuit into Eagle, how to design a circuit board and how to get your design manufactured on the cheap.

The course is based around video tutorials with screenshots of the whole process.

You should take this course to overcome the seemingly big hurdle of creating circuit boards so that you can finally start creating all those cool circuit ideas you have been thinking about for so long.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer skills like installing new programs
  • A basic understanding of what electronics is

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be able to create a real Printed Circuit Board (PCB) from any schematic you can get your hands on
  • In this course, you will learn to create schematics and design circuit boards in Eagle and to get your circuit boards made

What is the target audience?

  • People with limited knowledge of electronics
  • People with limited knowledge of how to create a circuit board in practice
  • People who want to brush up on their basic circuit board design skills

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Curriculum

Section 1: The fundamentals
01:46
An introduction to the course explaining what a circuit board is and what we will learn in this course.
03:17
A walk-trough of the most common symbols found in schematic diagrams.
03:30
In this lectures we will look at where to find schematics.
01:35
There are many software solutions for designing circuit boards. Here we will look at a few of them.
04:39
In this course we will use Eage. Here is an introduction to this program.
01:03
About the component libraries in Eagle and where to find more.
01:45
What is the difference between surface mount and through hole components?
02:16
Choosing components can sometimes be confusing when you are starting out. Here we'll look at how to do that.
02:06
Where can you by components for your projects?
The fundamentals
4 questions
Section 2: Creating a circuit board
12:47
In this lecture we will draw a schematic diagram in Eagle.
08:42
In this lecture we will draw a circuit board in Eagle.
03:41
Gerber files are needed for getting your board made by a manufacturer. Here is how you create Gerber files.
08:45
Here we will look at an example of how to order cheap prototypes of your circuit board design.
01:23
A short summary of what we have learned.
1 question
Section 3: Bonus Material
02:20
Learn how to design a ground plane in Eagle.
02:59
The autorouter can be a useful tool. Learn how to use it combined with net classes.
19:05
Sometimes you just can't find the component you need in Eagle. Then you need to design it yourself. Here is how.

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Instructor Biography

Oyvind Nydal Dahl, Practical Electronics Made Simple

I was born in Lillehammer, Norway in 1984, and I am currently living in Oslo, Norway.

My interest in electronic circuits started when I was around 14 years old. One day I started thinking about how you could make a light blink. The curiosity started to grow in me and I just had to figure it out. In such a situation it was good to have a father with electronics experience.

And that’s how my journey in electronics began. Throughout my teens I kept trying to build stuff. I remember going to the library on Saturdays and just read lots of books on electronics. 

It wasn’t long before I discovered that I could find schematics online. That was just amazing! Suddenly it was possible to build all kinds of cool stuff.

I went on to study electronics and computer science at the University of Oslo from 2004. I learned lots of theory, but there was almost no practical work. It wasn’t until my third year that I actually got to build a real circuit without using a breadboard!

After I finished my Master’s degree in Microelectronics I started an electronics company where I served as the CEO for three years before I decided that it was not what I wanted to do.

During that time I learned a lot about how to solder, how to debug a circuit, how to get circuit boards made and lots of other hands-on experience of building electronic circuits on a budget.

Now I am dedicated to teach the world how to build electronic circuits. My aim is to teach practical skills in the simplest possible way.

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