RSGC ACES: Introduction to PCB Design with EAGLE
It's a fabulous time to be working in our electronics space. As soon as two weeks from now a package from China could arrive at your doorstep containing 10 custom printed circuit boards of the prototype you imagined and designed. All for less than $50.
As part of our commitment to design skill development, Grade 11 ACES are introduced to Autodesk's free EAGLE PCB Layout Application. Custom design printed circuit boards are the natural complement to your development as an engineer and the perfect complement to your 2D and 3D design skill set using either Autodesk's free Fusion 360, ViaCAD, or any CAD application that can turn your device ideas into reality.
As you are fully aware, many of the hardware and software skills you continue to develop are enhanced through the use of the custom PCBs designed ACES that have gone before you. From the simple 9V Power Breakout Board (dubbed affectionately as the PB machine, after Puneet Bagga ACES '17) you first used at the start of your ACES journey to the RTC Appliance from Dan Raymond (ACES '19), each of you havs the opportunity to contribute to the richness of the student experience by leaving a legacy of your imagnation and talent in the form of a printed circuit board. Review our current inventory of Custom ACES' PCBs created by our ACES community to get an idea of the vast range of boards in our inventory.
|MatrixMadeEZ Schematic File||MatrixMadeEz Board File|
There are certainly other free and terrific CAD Design software application available for download (KiCAD, Fritzing, EasyEDA, Pad2Pad to name a few) but until the major suppliers switch, we'll stick to EAGLE, too.
Session 1. Install EAGLE and Familiarize Yourself
Session 2. Create the Schematic
|RSGC ACES Astable Multivibrator||AAC: Data Acquistion Project (click image to link)|