CHAPTER 6

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PCB Layout

In this chapter, you will learn how to design a PCB by using Fritzing. The cycle light project used as an example in Chapter 5 is continued and developed into a full PCB design. Both through-hole and surface-mounted versions of this design are developed.

Printed Circuit Boards

PCBs come with their own set of jargon, and it is worth establishing exactly what we mean by vias, tracks, traces, pads, and layers.

The main focus of the book will be on making double-sided professional-quality boards, either by using the Fritzing integrated PCB service or by e-mailing the design files to a low-cost PCB fabrication service (as low ...

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