Workshop
Somerset House Studios

Makerversity Masterclasses | Designing Circuit Boards

03, 10, 17, 24 Oct 2017
19.00-21.00
£400.00
G16
New Wing

A four week intermediate-level course exploring how to take digital electronics projects from a workbench onto manufactured printed circuit boards (PCBs) using CAD software.

Makerversity member Tom Armitage hosts a series of four masterclasses exploring how to take digital electronics projects from a workbench onto manufactured printed circuit boards (PCBs) using CAD software.

Maybe you’ve looked at a tangle of jumper wires on a breadboard and wondered how to take your electronics project beyond that point. Perhaps you’ve got an installation made out of lots of Arduinos, shields, and breakout boards and you’d like to make it more reliable and easier to reproduce. Or if you’ve got a prototype on your desk that you’d like to take the first stages of manufacturing: this masterclass will give you the tools to embark on that process.

Taking an Arduino-based project as a starting point, participants will learn the key concepts of PCB design software right through to assembling their own prototypes using Autodesk EAGLE to learn other skills and processes associated with the software.

Who this is for:
Participants don’t need any knowledge of CAD software or any formal electronics training but should have some very basic experience of electronics - perhaps some tinkering with microcontroller projects (eg Arduino, Teensy, mbed) on breadboards.

What you need:
You will need to bring your own laptop (Windows, Mac, Linux) to the sessions. You’ll be given details of what you need to download and install prior to the workshop. All software we’re using will be free for our purposes.

Who’s running the course?
Tom Armitage is a creative technologist based at Makerversity. He’s built electronics for installations, developed Internet-of-Things prototpyes, and runs Foxfield Instruments, a label for electronic musical instruments and kits.

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