PCB Design Class
This is the main page for the evening course hosted by W0EEE teaching PCB design. Class meets every Wednesday evening at 6pm on the S&T campus, in EE104. This room COULD change, but it will always be right in that hall, and we will make it obvious.
This is a very ugly, rough website. It will be functional, but I can nearly promise that it will never be pretty. I'm just using it as a place to dump data at you. You will probably notice also that the website changes as I add more material. I know this isn't the most user-friendly approach, and I apologize. Being the first time the class is held, I'm shooting from the hip a bit.
- Valentine's Day lecture is up, please watch this!
- Come to class next week with questions to discuss!
- Class next week is normal time, normal place!
Who's the clown up front?
Ian Ahner [W0IAN]Senior - Electrical Engineering
VP - Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club
- Embedded Design
- RF Digital Communications
- Mesh Networking
Some of these dates are flexible. We will discuss Valentine's day and the week of St. Pats. I was trying to finish the class before dead week, because everyone has other things to be doing at the end of the semeseter, but if we skip both of those days, we will end up on dead week. I would be willing to move one of those class days to another evening that works for the most people and then post the lecture videos.
- Week 1, Jan 24: Introduction and course overview.
- Week 2, Jan 31: Electronics review. Circuits 1, Circuits 2, Electronics I, and Electronics II in an hour
- Week 3, Feb 7: EDA software options and development setup
- Week 4, Feb 14: Circuit Design, datasheets galore, understanding recommended topology
- Week 5, Feb 21: Circuit Simulation. Spice. Netlists. Fun graphs.
- Week 6, Feb 28: PCB fabrication methods, limitations, cost factors
- Week 7, Mar 7: What layout is all about, high speed vs low speed, layer selections
- Week 8, Mar 14: Net classes, design rules
- Week 9, Mar 21: Enough garbage, let’s lay out a board
- Week 10, Apr4: What in tarnation is a gerber? BOM making 101.
- Week 11, Apr 11: Assembly methods, production vs prototyping, surface mount soldering techniques
- Week 12, Apr 18: Finding the problems: A brief overview of debugging.
Week 1 - Course OverviewLecture 1
Week 2 - Electronics ReviewWeek 2 Lecture Notes
Week 2 Lecture Video