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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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • TAB Books Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • w. num. figs.
  • 0071819258
  • 9780071819251
  • 314,894

About Simon Monk

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
Installing EAGLE Light Edition
First Run
Load an example project
Install Third-Party Software
Light Edition limitations

Chapter 2. Quickstart
Creating a New Project
Drawing the Schematic
Electrical Rule Check (ERC)
Laying Out the Board

Chapter 3. Components and Libraries
U.S. verses European Circuit Symbols
Transistors and Diodes
Other Components
Buying Components
Paper PCB

Chapter 4 Editing Schematics
The Anatomy of the Schematic Editor
The Command Toolbar
Worked Example (sound meter)

Chapter 5 Laying-out a PCB
The Command Toolbar
The Grid
Sound Meter Layout (Through-Hole)
Sound Meter Layout (Surface Mount)
Manual Layout

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

Chapter 7 Soldering
Soldering Through-Hole
SMT Hand Soldering
SMT With Hot-air Gun
Using a Reflow Oven

Chapter 8 Example: An Arduino Shield
Introducing Arduino
The Arduinin R3 Shield Template
A 4 Digit LED Example

Chapter 9 Example: A Raspberry Pi Expansion Board
Design Considerations
The Schematic
The Board

Chapter 10 Commands Scripts and User Language Programs
User Language Programs (ULPs)
The ULP Langauge

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

Appendix A. Resources
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