Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

by Simon Monk, Duncan Amos

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Fully updated coverage of PCB design and construction with EAGLE

This thoroughly revised, easy-to-follow guide shows, step-by-step, how to create your own professional-quality PCBs using the latest versions of EAGLE. Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards, Second Edition, guides you through the process of developing a schematic, transforming it into a PCB layout, and submitting Gerber files to a manufacturing service to fabricate your finished board. Four brand-new chapters contain advanced techniques, tips, and features. Downloadable DIY projects include a sound level meter, Arduino shield, Raspberry Pi expansion board, and more!

• Install and configure EAGLE—including EAGLE v7.7.0
• Explore EAGLE’s screens and create schematic and board files
• Select the right components and launch your own projects
• Create scripts and User Language Programs that automate repetitive tasks
• Build your own libraries and parts and modify existing components
• Generate Gerber design files to submit for fabrication
• Solder through-hole PCBs and SMD boards
• Learn how to streamline your design thinking and workflow
• Design non-rectangular and custom-shaped boards
• Learn advanced techniques and take your boards to the next level

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260019193
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2017
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,175,501
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Simon Monk has a bachelor’s degree in cybernetics and computer science and a Ph.D. in software engineering. He has authored numerous books, including Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python, Hacking Electronics, and Programming FPGAs: Getting Started with Verilog. Dr. Monk also runs the website, which features his own products.

Duncan Amos has been involved with producing printed circuit boards for almost fifty years. His career straddled many industries, from environmental monitoring to aerospace - several of his PCBs are in earth orbit and continue to function after more than 25 years in that harsh environment. Although “officially retired,” he continues to produce PCBs for non-profit groups, small companies, and start-ups and regularly performs technical reviews of books on electronics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Printed Circuit Boards

Surface mount and through-hole


Installing EAGLE Light Edition

First Run

Load an example project

Install Third-Party Software

Light Edition limitations


Chapter 2. Quickstart

Creating a New Project

Drawing the Schematic

Electrical Rule Check (ERC)

Laying Out the Board


Chapter 3. Components and Libraries

U.S. verses European Circuit Symbols



Transistors and Diodes


Other Components

Buying Components

Paper PCB


Chapter 4 Editing Schematics

The Anatomy of the Schematic Editor

The Command Toolbar



Worked Example (sound meter)


Chapter 5 Laying-out a PCB



The Command Toolbar

The Grid

Sound Meter Layout (Through-Hole)

Sound Meter Layout (Surface Mount)

Manual Layout


Chapter 6 PCB Fabrication

Gerber Files

Loading a CAM Job

Running a CAM Job

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Submitting a Job to a PCB Service

Follow the Instructions

Photo Etching

Milling PCBs

Toner Transfer


Chapter 7 Soldering


Soldering Through-Hole

SMT Hand Soldering

SMT With Hot-air Gun

Using a Reflow Oven


Chapter 8 Example: An Arduino Shield

Introducing Arduino

The Arduinin R3 Shield Template

A 4 Digit LED Example



Chapter 9 Example: A Raspberry Pi Expansion Board

Design Considerations

The Schematic

The Board


Chapter 10 Commands Scripts and User Language Programs



User Language Programs (ULPs)

The ULP Langauge


Chapter 11. Creating and Libraries and Parts

Creating a library

Copying a Device from Another Library

The Part Editor

Devices, Symbols and Packages

Editing a Part

Creating a New Part


Appendix A. Resources

Customer Reviews

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