Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards
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Electronics guru Simon Monk eases the learning curve for EAGLE—the powerful, free program for designing your own printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Featuring detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards leads you through the process of designing a schematic and transforming it into a PCB layout. You’ll then move on to fabrication via the generation of standard “Gerber” files for submission to a PCB manufacturing service. This practical guide offers an accessible, logical way to learn EAGLE and start producing PCBs as quickly as possible.

  • Written for hobbyists
  • Presented in an easy-to-follow tutorial style
  • Offers a modern approach, including surface mount design
  • Explains how to create schematics from scratch and how to select components from the libraries
  • Shows how to validate a PCB and produce error-free, industry-standard files
  • Heavily illustrated with screen captures and step-by-step instructions
  • Real-world electronics projects are used as examples

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Printed Circuit Boards
Surface mount and through-hole
Installing EAGLE Light Edition
First Run
Load an example project
Install Third-Party Software
Light Edition limitations

Chapter 2. Quickstart
Creating a New Project
Drawing the Schematic
Electrical Rule Check (ERC)
Laying Out the Board

Chapter 3. Components and Libraries
U.S. verses European Circuit Symbols
Transistors and Diodes
Other Components
Buying Components
Paper PCB

Chapter 4 Editing Schematics
The Anatomy of the Schematic Editor
The Command Toolbar
Worked Example (sound meter)

Chapter 5 Laying-out a PCB
The Command Toolbar
The Grid
Sound Meter Layout (Through-Hole)
Sound Meter Layout (Surface Mount)
Manual Layout

Chapter 6 PCB Fabrication
Gerber Files
Loading a CAM Job
Running a CAM Job
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Submitting a Job to a PCB Service
Follow the Instructions
Photo Etching
Milling PCBs
Toner Transfer

Chapter 7 Soldering
Soldering Through-Hole
SMT Hand Soldering
SMT With Hot-air Gun
Using a Reflow Oven

Chapter 8 Example: An Arduino Shield
Introducing Arduino
The Arduinin R3 Shield Template
A 4 Digit LED Example

Chapter 9 Example: A Raspberry Pi Expansion Board
Design Considerations
The Schematic
The Board

Chapter 10 Commands Scripts and User Language Programs
User Language Programs (ULPs)
The ULP Langauge

Chapter 11. Creating and Libraries and Parts
Creating a library
Copying a Device from Another Library
The Part Editor
Devices, Symbols and Packages
Editing a Part
Creating a New Part

Appendix A. Resources

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Author comments

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. Dr. Monk has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full-time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. He is the author of numerous electronics books, including Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python; 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius; and Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius, as well as co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition.

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