This is a PCB design tutorial that I designed as a simple way to learn how to create a PCB layout in Cadsoft Eagle.
This article is from 2012. I have since then switched to KiCad
and will no longer maintain Eagle tutorials.
PCB Design is extremely useful to know. It’s what will take you from knowing how to build simple circuits to being able to build advanced stuff like LCD screens, Quadcopters, etc.
What you need for this tutorial:
(If you want to use the same schematic as used in this PCB tutorial you can download the schematic here. You can also find three simple electronic circuits with schematics, board layout and Gerber files here.)
Create Board From Schematic
We start by opening our schematic diagram in Eagle. Click on the “Board” button (or choose “Switch to board” from the “File” menu) to create a board for this schematic.You can also use the command line for selecting commands.