PCB Design in the EE Lab

Making PCB's may be one of the most valuable skills you can have. This page is dedicated to helping you bring you ideas into reality. After these three steps you will be able to create your own custom schematics, design a PCB from your schematics and send your files to a PCB manufacturer or mill them on one of the electrical engineering's milling machines.

Step 1

Download and install the latest version (Win 32/64, Mac, etc.) of Autodesk Eagle Schematic / PCB design software. Choose the Student version which has a three year free license. You will need to set up an account with Autodesk. The account can be used for all of Autodesk products.

Download Autodesk

Step 2

Download the Adafruit Zip file. Unzip the file and move the Adafruit.lbr file to the lbr directory underneath the Eagle main folder. This will help get you a lot of common parts. If eagle does not have a certain part you need, you can usually go to the manufacture's website and download the library file.

Download Adafruit

Step 3

Follow along with these 3 tutorials developed by Taylor Pratt from UTA Electrical Engineering Labs.

Eagle - Schematic Design

Eagle - PCB Design

Eagle / Circuit Maker / Bantam PCB Mill - Design Considerations



Mill your prototype in the EE Maker Space.

PCB Mill

Once your done with your PCB layout in Eagle, you can mill your PCB directly from Eagle to the Bantam Tools milling machine in the EE maker space. Please contact the EE lab staff or an IEEE Officer to access the PCB mill.

Location and Contacts

Mailing Address: Box 19016, Arlington, TX 76019 
Deliveries: Nedderman Hall, Room 518, 416 Yates St., Arlington, TX 76010 
Phone: 817-272-2671 

Administration

Dr. Diana Huffaker
Professor and Chair
817-272-3934
diana.huffaker@uta.edu

Dr. Jonathan Bredow 
Professor & Associate Chair 
817-272-3472
jbredow@uta.edu

Dr. Sungyong Jung
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
817-272-1338
jung@uta.edu

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