Almost all of today’s electronics are assembled on a printed circuit board (PCB): they’re cheap, they’re reliable, they’re custom-fitted to your circuit, and they look great!
In this workshop, we’ll guide you through the process of designing a small alarm module’s PCB from start to finish. (Use it as part of another project to protect your home or annoy your friends!)
You will learn the basics of PCB design, how to use the DipTrace software to design it, and how to order a professionally manufactured PCB. These are important skills in any circuit designer’s toolbox that you won’t learn in class!
Want to use other software? We will be teaching DipTrace, but don’t fret! Although menu items and tools are in different places in different programmes, the concepts for PCB design software are the same!
- November 29, 2016, 6–9 PM
- $5–10, see below. Purchase at ECA Office (H-838) or IEEE Concordia Lab (B-204).
We’re offering two packages:
- $5 – Tutorial attendance only
- $10 – Tutorial attendance + soldering kit and example PCB of the module!
- No prior knowledge of DipTrace or PCB design required.
- Bring your own laptop. Library laptops will not work (you need admin permissions).
- Download and install DipTrace in advance. The free version is fine. Supports Windows, Mac OSX and Linux (with WINE).
- Don’t forget your charger.