Would you like to make something with a lot of connections?
For example a music amplifier?
Or a microcontroller circuit?
…then designing a printed circuit board (PCB) will make your life much easier.
It’s what will take you from knowing how to build simple circuits to being able to build advanced stuff like LCD screens, Quadcopters, etc.
In my last email I promised to send some resources on how to design a PCB.
So here goes…
You start out with a circuit diagram. You can design your own, or you can find free designs that others have made.
Now, how do you turn this into a circuit board?
1. The first thing you need to do is to draw this circuit diagram into a PCB design software, such as Eagle:
2. Next, you need to draw your board. This might sound hard, but you’ll get a lot of help from your PCB design software to do this:
3. Then you need to create Gerber files from your design. If you want to get your board made at Seeed Studio, just download their CAM file from the bottom of this page: