PCB Design, Using Eagle for a Custom PCB

There are books writing about this subject, but this class will focus on using Eagle for a typical small run prototype PCB construction. PCB's are a complicated custom connectors moving electrons to only the places you want them.

There are several steps to taking a idea and creating a PCB for it.

There are options for each of the steps, here some examples:

Download PCB design -> modify -> CAM -> Generic PCB service

"idea" -> CAD - > CAM - > Mini-Mill -> post work

"idea" -> CAD - > CAM - > photo etch -> post work


1) Install Eagle CAD

2) draw the schematic

3) generate / layout the PCB

4) Making / Having it made