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CANCELLED EL_P: Electronics 201 - Circuit Design and Fabrication using CAD

  • 21 May 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA
  • 6

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Hands-on 2-day workshop (May 21 and May 28). Learn the art of PCB design using the open-source PCB CAD software. The concepts can be used with any circuit modeling software, but we use EasyEDA so you can continue this hobby after the workshop. Software is very similar to EagleCAD and other CAD options, so this is a good entry point for moving into learning to design your own boards.

You'll learn basic techniques for optimal PCB layout, schematic design, electronic components and semiconductors, and auto-routing! The project we'll be making is an Arduino-based OLED Alarm Clock, and we'll be covering how to order a copy of your project at the end through a PCB fabricator, and how to order your parts from a component's distributor.

Bring your own laptop is preferred, though we have laptops that can be used.

Prerequisites: IMPORTANT. This class requires students to have basic knowledge of electricity and electronics components. Basic breadboard and Arduino experience is preferred. We strongly suggest this NOT be your first electronics class and that you have worked hands on with a few projects. We highly recommend the NL basic electronics series as a perquisite for the basics.

Instructor: Bryce P, advanced electronics and programming engineer, events@nova-labs.org

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