Printed Circuit Boards - Tutorials, Tips, and Guides to Get Started

As you start building bigger projects, you'll quickly realize the value of designing your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).

Because your own PCB design makes it easy to design circuits with lots of components. And you can use modern chips that come as surface mount devices (SMD).

And PCB design is a skill that anyone can learn. Actually, it's both cheap and easy to get started!

This page contains a library of resources to help you get started designing your own printed circuit boards.


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Eagle Autorouter Tutorial

In this short and simple tutorial I am going to walk you through how to use the Eagle autorouter with net classes. The net classes feature lets you select different widths for each net. This is useful if you for example want your power traces to be thicker than your signal traces. In this example we’ll set up a new net class for our ground net. And we’ll set the default width for all the other nets.