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

Paperback | June 12, 2014

bySimon Monk

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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 existingcomponents

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Design custom printed circuit boards with EAGLELearn 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...

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 electronic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.2 × 7.3 × 0.5 inPublished:June 12, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071819258

ISBN - 13:9780071819251

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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