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Learn PCB Design By Designing an Arduino Nano in Altium

Arduino Startups, Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering

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21 Videos (2h 54m)
    • 1.3 Download and Install

    • 1.4 Obtaining an Altium Licence

    • 1.5 Introduction to the Altium Interface

    • 2.1 Creating the Atmega328 Part 1 Component Symbol

    • 2.2 Creating the Atmega 328 Part 2 PCB Footprint

    • 2.3 Creating Headers (Optional Lecture) with Audio

    • 2.4 Adding 3D Bodies to Components

    • 3.1 Placing Components in Schematic View

    • 3.2 Wiring Components Part 1

    • 3.3 Wiring Components Part 2

    • 3.4 Wiring Components and using Net Labels Part 3

    • 3.5 Keeping things Neat in Altium Schematic View

    • 3.6 Annotating Components and Compiling Project

    • 4.1 Defining Board Shape

    • 4.2 Placing components in PCB view

    • 4.3 Routing and Autorouting

    • 4.4 Eliminating Errors and Design Rule Check Part 1

    • 4.5 Eliminating Errors and Design Rule Check Part 2

    • 4.6 Eliminating Errors and Design Rule Check Part 3

    • 4.7 Cleaning the PCB (Edges and Text Strings)

    • 5.1 Generating the Manufacturer Gerber Files and Bill of Materials


About This Class

  • Create an design a custom Arduino Nano in Altium Designer
  • Create their own custom components and component library
  • Draw the schematic of an Arduino Nano and wire components
  • Compile design detect and eliminate design errors
  • Define board shape and size
  • Route Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
  • Use to the autorouting capabilities to speed up the routing process
  • Use design rule checker to eliminate errors and reduce manufacturing board iterations

What is this course about:

This course is a first of its kind in which you will learn from start to finish on how to design your very own custom Arduino Printed Circuit Board (PCB). This course will help you to improve your PCB design skills which will help you to get started freelancing or to get a job in PCB design with Altium Designer being one of the top PCB design tools used around the world.

What is expect in this course:

  • I will show you how to get started in the world of PCB design using Altium Designer
  • I show you how to download and install Altium designer as well as demystify the user interface.
  • I take you step-by-step on how to create your own component library so that you can create your own components if you need to. (very high possibility that you will need to create your own components)
  • Show you how to add 3D models to components and show you a website where you can find all the component models in one place.
  • How to recreate the Arduino Nano Schematic in Altium designer as well as wiring components in Schematic view
  • I show you how to transfer your schematic into PCB view as well as define the board shape
  • Once the board shape is defined, I show you how to place components on the board, create a multilayer board ( we are going to use 4-6 layers) .
  • For a 6 layer board, I teach you how to route between layers and how to strategically place components on to the board design.
  • Show you how to autoroute, when you are faced with a complex design to save time.
  • Correct your design and eliminate design errors before sending them to your manufacturer. This will save you money for numerous design iterations
  • Finally I teach you how to create Gerber files, which are files that your manufacturer can read to create your Printed Circuit Board.
  • This course will be updated regularly with new lectures, resources, quizzes and content.

Who is the target audience?

  • Learn basic to intermediate PCB design
  • Want to create your own custom Arduino Printed Circuit Board (PCB).
  • Want to get a job in PCB design
  • Want to learn Altium Designer in the shortest possible time.
  • Want to get started creating cool gadgets
  • Have a tech kickstarter idea, that you want to get of the ground





Arduino Startups

Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering

Arduino Startups has over 7 years in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design as well in image processing and embedded control.

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