Make Your First Printed Circuit Board

Course Overview:

Have you ever wondered how they make those green boards with components on them?

Then this course is for you!

Such a board is called a Printed Circuit Board – or PCB.

In this course, you’ll learn how to design and order prototypes of your own custom-made board.

Once you learn this skill, you can make much more advanced circuits than would ever be possible with standard prototyping boards. And it’s a lot of fun!

The Software

KiCad is a computer software for designing printed circuit boards (PCB). It’s free and open source. You can download it from KiCad’s official page.

Throughout this course, you’ll go through all the steps you need in order to design, order, and solder your own PCB – all using KiCad.

I’ll design the Blinking LED circuit from the course How To Make a Light Blink as an example circuit. You can create the same or one of your own choice.

Just by going through this process once, you’ll have a very useful skill for later!