OK, so if you live anywhere near Boulder, Colorado, and you want to learn how to create your own custom printed circuit boards (PCBs), then this one is for you...
The folks at SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com) bill themselves as providers of parts, knowledge, and passion for electronics creation. Their products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible, affordable, and approachable (they have some WONDERFUL do-it-yourself type kits suitable for people of all ages).
SparkFun also offers classes and a number of online tutorials designed to help educate individuals about the wonderful world of embedded electronics. For more information about SparkFun’s educational initiatives in general, please visit Learn.Sparkfun.com.
But we're here to talk about the forthcoming “Eagle PCB Layout” class in particular. How does someone go about creating a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) in order to populate it with the parts that make up amazing circuits? SparkFun’s educational team will teach class attendees how to use the Eagle Layout Editor to create boards.
Learn how to go from schematic to Gerber files in Eagle light (freeware version) with Pete Lewis, SparkFun’s quality control manager. Pete will lead the class through installing libraries, CAM files, creating schematics, creating nets, vias/connections, silk screen, drill holes, mouse-bites, and even creating parts! Pete is the head tester at SparkFun and regularly uses Eagle to create testing jigs and boards both for SparkFun and for his own personal projects.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of what “series” and “parallel” mean. Also, some experience in basic circuit construction, via breadboard or soldering, is required. Additionally, attendees will need to install Eagle on their computer before the class (for more information about the class and to download Eagle onto your computer, please visit https://learn.sparkfun.com/events/21).
6175 Longbow Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Saturday, December 8, 2012
9 AM – 5 PM (with a break for lunch from 12 – 1)
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