Session:PCB Layout and Manufacture for Terrified Beginners

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Description We're going to go from a schematic to a PCB layout, and then manufacture the PCB and a reflow soldering stencil to go with it. No prior knowledge needed. Please bring a laptop with Kicad 4.0.6 installed. Takes about 4 hours, cost is on a pay-what-you-want model. This is an experimental workshop I'm teaching for the first time, so your input is going to be fundamental to future editions. Join/help others in not being terrified anymore!
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Tags hardware, electronics, Hardware Hacking Area, diy, chemistry, kicad
Processing village Village:Hardware Hacking Area
Person organizing
Language en - English
en - English
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Subtitle Session 1: Layout and Manufacture
Starts at 2017/08/04 10:00
Ends at 2017/08/04 14:00
Duration 240 minutes
Location Village:Hardware Hacking Area

This is a workshop designed to demystify the process of making a PCB from a schematic and take your fear out of it. We will start with a pre-prepared schematic and use Kicad to turn it into a PCB layout. We will then use the toner transfer method and reusable Cupric Chloride etchant to manufacture a circuit board and a stencil you can use for reflow soldering. You can assemble the board later on during the SMD assembly workshops that take place during the rest of the event.