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One of the hallmark's of being an electronics hacker is the ability to design your own printed circuit boards (PCBs)! Although there are PCB designing fabrication services all over India -- very few of them will actually help you take your idea or design to prototype -- especially if you are starting out with just a vague concept.
WHAT: Make your own PCB Hands-on Workshop
WHEN: Sunday 22nd April, 2018 (optional session on Saturday 21st April)
TIME: Sunday (11am - 6pm) [Saturday optional: 11AM - 4PM]
WHERE: Makespace Indiranagar (https://goo.gl/maps/zjpXEi5SSdD2)
PRICE: INR 1550/- per person
Saturday 21st April 2018 (Optional: Only for those who want Basics knowledge)
+ 11AM - 1PM: Understanding Electronics Basics
--> Component Types: Resistors, Diodes, Capacitors, etc
--> Practical use of circuit elements: How to know when to use which component
+ 1PM - 2PM: Quick Lunch Break (on your own)
+ 2PM - 4PM: Electronics Prototyping
--> Making your first Breadboard Prototype: Learn how to manually create working circuits that do cool stuff!
--> Breadboarding vs. Bareboning: Learning when to use which technique, pros and cons of each
Sunday 22nd April, 2018
+ 11.00 - 11.30: Welcome, What is Makespace, About this Workshop
+ 11.30 - 13.00: Getting Started with Circuit Maker
--> Overview of Circuit Maker's PCB Layout software environment
--> Understanding Board Layouts and Tools
+ 13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break (on your own)
+ 14.00 - 15.30: Designing your custom PCB
--> Step by Step hands-on PCB Design Workflow (we will provide a working example)
--> Printing circuit on PCB and PCB Etching Process (pre-fabrication process)
+ 15.30 - 17.00: Fabricating your custom PCB
--> Drilling your etched PCB and Soldering components
--> Testing final functionality
+ 17.00 - 18.00: Special session on how to take your prototype to product, board houses to use in Bangalore (and India) and next steps on taking PCB fabrication to the next level!
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?
+ You will learn how to take an "idea" for an electronics device and actually "create it": From breadboard concept to Digital layout to Physical PCB
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING FOR THIS WORKSHOP:
+ Make sure you have your own laptop with Circuit Maker installed and bring a computer mouse to aid your user experience during the workshop
WHAT WILL YOU GET (to take home) FROM THIS WORKSHOP:
+ Once you fabricate (etch, drill and solder) your own custom printed circuit board (PCB)
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW (beforehand)?
+ It doesn't matter if you don't know anything about electronics or circuits! This workshop is for beginners, we have especially organized an optional session (on Saturday 21st April) to go over the basics of electronics and help you be in a better position to learn what we have planned for the main day of the workshop on Sunday 22nd April, 2018
+ Saturday 21st April is optional, it is meant for those completely new to electronics, who don't understand basic circuits, if you are a novice or beginner to electronics, this is a good day to attend and get any doubts clarified.
+ Sunday 22nd April is the main day of the workshop, where participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own PCB from scratch. They will take their newly fabricated custom PCB home with them
+ We will have a sample exercise/build for all participants to work on, and once they have designed and fabricated their custom PCB, they are free to take it home!
+ This workshop is applicable to anyone of any skill level. The only pre-requisite is a keen interest in DIY Electronics and learning new skills.
+ Anybody over the age of 10 is welcome to be a part of this initiative (any younger, they may not understand what is going on)