Ed Bear (US)
From Scratch: PCB Design Intensive
The Printed Circuit Board [PCB] is the tie that binds all modern electronics, the secret component on which the lifetime of a device depends. Never before has a the wealth of open source hardware designs made it easier or more appealing to learn the processes of PCB layout and fabrication. This class will start with a discussion of when not to use a PCB and end with a hands on crash course in modern PCB design tools, covering lots in between. Save money and brains and start creating circuits from scratch. It is recommended that each participant have their own laptop computer with an installation of the free program Eagle, which can be found here: http://www.cadsoftusa.com/download.htm
Ed Bear is, among other things, an electrical engineer working in the visual and performing arts. Professionally, he is currently building a 10 ft. tall, free moving robot for the stage, prototyping a 32 bit lighting controller, installing timers in 100 guitar pedals, rebuilding a robotic projection screen, and troubleshooting a fiber optic tapestry.
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