Circuit boards are often much more durable and reliable than hand-wired projects. They allow you to generate many identical circuits quickly. They also look really nice.
By the end of the day each student will create a tangible product! We will design, lay out in software, print, iron to copper board, etch in a chemical bath, and assemble.
We will cover:
- schematic and board design using free software
- board design guidelines
- board etching with cheap, accessible materials
- assembly and mounting
Bring a portable computer (mac or windows or linux). Bring a contact-mic-able* object. Something that makes fascinating sound when struck. We will make small noises larger together.