Printed Circuit Board (PCB) : fabrication and design

19 - 27 May 2018

  • Workshop # 1 : 19 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Workshop # 2 : 26 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Workshop # 3 : 27 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
Photo: Béka Ramga
  • WORKSHOP BY GREG PERRIN

DESCRIPTION - During this 3 days workshop, participants will discover various manufacturing processes in order to create reliable and durable circuits for various creative and practical applications.

They will cover different methods of fabrication and design of printed circuit boards including DIY processes. They will be introduced to Kicad, an open-source pcb design software, and will make their own electronic circuit, a pomodoro timer, which they will be able to bring back home, and eventually reprogram in the future.

DAY 1 - DESIGNING THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH KICAD 

  • Morning: general presentation of existing softwares and printed circuit boards manufacturers
  • Afternoon: conception of the PCB with Kicad and overview of existing fabrication services

DAY 2 - FABRICATION OF THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD 

  • Morning: introduction to different methods of fabrication  
  • Afternoon: design of the PCB (ferric chloride + sponge)

DAY 3 - TO GO FURTHER 

  • Morning: conversion of a PCB layout image into a Gerber file format
  • Afternoon: circuits conception with Inkscape and other alternatives

Prerequisite: to be able to read a schematic 

**A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components or electrical components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto and/or between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate. Components are generally soldered onto the PCB to both electrically connect and mechanically fasten them to it.

**KiCad: Written in C++, KiCad is a free software suite for electronic design automation. It facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuits and their conversion to PCB designs.

48 hours cancellation notice is required for any reimbursement.

 

Registration
Regular (supported by Emploi-Québec) 150.00$

19 - 27 May 2018

  • Workshop # 1 : 19 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Workshop # 2 : 26 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Workshop # 3 : 27 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00