Not yet updated for 2020 evaluation standards
- Use the test equipment in your lab to observe the operation of a microcontroller circuit board
- Redraw the echo hello-world board, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor), check the design rules, make it, test it.
- Extra credits: Simulate its operation. Render it.
- Select and use software for circuit board design
- Demonstrate workflows used in circuit board design
- 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?
Answer: Yes as long as you acknowledge the original design and explain your contribution to the board.
Do I need to create a schematic file?
Answer: If your software does not generate it no, otherwise yes. You can draw or use kokopelli which does not create schematic files.