Electronics Design

:blush: Updated for 2020 evaluation standards!

  • Group assignment

    • Use the test equipment in your lab to observe the operation of a microcontroller circuit board (in minimum, check operating voltage on the board with multimeter or voltmeter and use oscilloscope to check noise of operating voltage and interpret a data signal)
    • Document your work (in a group or individually)
  • Individual assignment

    • Redraw one of the echo hello-world boards or something equivalent, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor) or equivalent input and output, check the design rules, make it, test it.

Learning outcomes

  • Select and use software for circuit board design
  • Demonstrate workflows used in circuit board design

Have you?

  • Linked to the group assignment page
  • Documented what you have learned in electronics design
  • Explained problems and how you fixed them, if you make a board and it doesn't work; fix the board (with jumper wires etc) until it does work.
  • Included original design files (Eagle, KiCad, - whatever)
  • Included a ‘hero shot’ of your board
  • Loaded a program and tested if your board works


Can I modify an existing design board?

Answer: No, you have to create your board from scratch.

Do I need to create a schematic file?

Answer: Yes, at least for this week.

Can I draw my design by hand?

Answer: Yes, but you have to use EDA software for this week.