Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards [NOOK Book]

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Design custom printed circuit boards with EAGLE

Learn how to make double-sided professional-quality PCBs from the ground up using EAGLE--the powerful, flexible design software. In this step-by-step guide, electronics guru Simon Monk leads you through the process of designing a schematic, transforming it into a PCB layout, and submitting standard Gerber files to a manufacturing service to create your finished ...

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

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Overview

Design custom printed circuit boards with EAGLE

Learn how to make double-sided professional-quality PCBs from the ground up using EAGLE--the powerful, flexible design software. In this step-by-step guide, electronics guru Simon Monk leads you through the process of designing a schematic, transforming it into a PCB layout, and submitting standard Gerber files to a manufacturing service to create your finished board. Filled with detailed illustrations, photos, and screenshots, Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE features downloadable example projects so you can get started right away.



  • Install EAGLE Light Edition and discover the views and screens that make up an EAGLE project


  • Create the schematic and board files for a simple LED project


  • Find the right components and libraries for your projects


  • Work with the Schematic Editor


  • Lay out PCBs with through-hole components and with surface mount technology


  • Build a sound level meter with a small amplifier and ten LEDs


  • Generate Gerber design files to submit for fabrication


  • Solder through-hole PCBs and SMD boards


  • Design a plug-in Arduino shield


  • Build a Raspberry Pi expansion board


  • Automate repetitive tasks using scripts and User Language Programs


  • Create your own libraries and parts and modify existing components


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071819268
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/12/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 489,931
  • File size: 28 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Printed Circuit Boards

Surface mount and through-hole

Prototyping

Installing EAGLE Light Edition

First Run

Load an example project

Install Third-Party Software

Light Edition limitations

Summary



Chapter 2. Quickstart

Creating a New Project

Drawing the Schematic

Electrical Rule Check (ERC)

Laying Out the Board

Summary



Chapter 3. Components and Libraries

U.S. verses European Circuit Symbols

Resistors

Capacitors

Transistors and Diodes

Connectors

Other Components

Buying Components

Paper PCB

Summary



Chapter 4 Editing Schematics

The Anatomy of the Schematic Editor

The Command Toolbar

Nets

Busses

Worked Example (sound meter)

Summary



Chapter 5 Laying-out a PCB

Experimenting

Layers

The Command Toolbar

The Grid

Sound Meter Layout (Through-Hole)

Sound Meter Layout (Surface Mount)

Manual Layout

Summary



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

Summary



Chapter 7 Soldering

Tools

Soldering Through-Hole

SMT Hand Soldering

SMT With Hot-air Gun

Using a Reflow Oven

Summary



Chapter 8 Example: An Arduino Shield

Introducing Arduino

The Arduinin R3 Shield Template

A 4 Digit LED Example

Fabrication

Summary



Chapter 9 Example: A Raspberry Pi Expansion Board

Design Considerations

The Schematic

The Board

Summary



Chapter 10 Commands Scripts and User Language Programs

Commands

Scripts

User Language Programs (ULPs)

The ULP Langauge

Summary



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

Summary



Appendix A. Resources
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