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

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

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By (author) Simon Monk

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  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 15mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071819258
  • ISBN 13: 9780071819251
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 237,943

Product description

Electronics guru Simon Monk eases the learning curve for EAGLE-the powerful, free program for designing your own printed circuit boards (PCBs). Featuring detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards leads you through the process of designing a schematic and transforming it into a PCB layout. You'll then move on to fabrication via the generation of standard "Gerber" files for submission to a PCB manufacturing service. This practical guide offers an accessible, logical way to learn EAGLE and start producing PCBs as quickly as possible. Written for hobbyists Presented in an easy-to-follow tutorial style Offers a modern approach, including surface mount design Explains how to create schematics from scratch and how to select components from the libraries Shows how to validate a PCB and produce error-free, industry-standard files Heavily illustrated with screen captures and step-by-step instructions Real-world electronics projects are used as examples

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Author information

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.

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