Release your hardware hacker potential with gEDA

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Accepted Session
Long Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:45am in Fremont

Excerpt

Ever wanted to create your own printed circuit board? There are open source tools for that. This session will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a printed circuit board using the gEDA suite of electronic design automation tools. Beginners are welcome, no previous hardware experience required.

Description

This session will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an actual printed circuit board using the gEDA suite of electronic design automation tools. From schematic to gerber files, you can do all with the open source tools in gEDA.

The gEDA project is a full GPL’d suite of electronic design automation tools. The suite includes tools for schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlist creation, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

This session will cover:
- Drawing a block diagram
- Creating parts and drawing a schematic
- Netlist creation and import into the printed circuit board tool
- Layout of the printed circuit board
- Outputting gerber files
- Design verification
- How to have your printed circuit board built

This session will be presented for the beginner and will assume no previous hardware experience.

gEDA website: http://www.gpleda.org/

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