Electronics Design

Redraw the echo hello-world board, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor), check the design rules, make it (if you have time this week, test it).

optional: simulate its operation. Measure its operation

Learning outcomes:

  • Select and use software for circuit board design

  • Demonstrate workflows used in circuit board design

Have you:

  • Shown your process using words/images/screenshots

  • Explained problems and how you fixed them, including how you worked with design rules for milling (DRC in EagleCad and KiCad)

  • Included original design files (Eagle, KiCad, Inkscape, .cad - whatever)

NB. Also, if you make a board and it doesn't work; franken-hack that board (with jumper wires etc) until it does work, then make a new one with the knowledge you have gained.


Can I modify an existing design board?


  1. Yes as long as you acknowledge the original design and explain your contribution to the board.

Do I need to create a schematic file?


  1. If your software does not generate it no, otherwise yes. You can draw or use kokopelli which does not create schematic files.

results matching ""

    No results matching ""