2013-02-26 basic PCB design

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Continuing from our Arduino Basics meetup we will be demonstrating how to design schematics and PCBs (printed circuit boards) using Cadsoft's EagleCAD software. The design will be a simple one so even if you have no CAD experience you will be able to follow along.

We will be using Egle as it is the industry standard for creating boards, but we will also discuss the open source design programs Fritzing and KiCAD.

Bring a laptop if you have one. You can download the free version of Eagle from cadsoft's website http://www.cadsoftusa.com/. Also download the Eagle libraries from Adafruit and Sparkfun located here https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Eagle-Library and here https://github.com/sparkfun/SparkFun-Eagle-Libraries.

Fritzing http://fritzing.org/

KiCAD http://kicad-pcb.org

As always the meeting is free to attend and participate in, but if you would like to be a full member please bring cash or check to pay your monthly dues.

Meeting is BYOB and refreshments/snacks are more than welcome.


Tuesday February 26th 6pm Cadsoft's EagleCAD workshop


Steven's house http://www.meetup.com/RedMountainMakers/events/96391932/?a=ea2_grp&rv=ea2



  • william pays dues
  • Scott D pays dues
  • discussion
  • trae gives a demo of making a project on the wiki and announcing it on meetup.com
  • seth demos eagle software