This course will teach you how to create printed circuit boards using the EAGLE PCB software from Cadsoft. The course works through the design and construction of an actual project from start to finish: an LCD/Keypad shield for an Arduino UNO.
If you are an electronics enthusiast and need to make circuit boards for your electronic projects, then EAGLE, a professional quality PCB software program, allows you to go from an experimental designs to a completed circuit board. It is available in a free version for non-commercial use. This course works through a sample project, an LCD/keypad shield for an Arduino UNO, and teaches the schematic creation, board layout, and manufacturing functions of EAGLE. The course wraps up with the actual assembly and testing of the circuit. Sample code for the Arduino, as well as all the EAGLE files, are provided for the demo circuit. You will gain a full understanding of the application and concepts that can be used to design boards for other development platforms or their own circuit applications.
Gord is a Professional Engineer and President of GHM Engineering Group. He has extensive experience in electronics, controls and automation. He has presented and trained on subjects in industrial automation, electricity and electronics. He lives in the Niagara Wine Country in Ontario Canada with his wife and their eight children.