Order a Pcb
Custom Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
There are two main options for making PC boards. The Parts Shop can make simple PCBs (up to 2 layers, preferably 1 layer though) at no cost for you, or outside companies can also produce small quantities of commercial quality boards.
The Parts Shop can make simple circuit boards at no cost. Please read all the shop PCB web pages before designing and submitting a board order. The software most commonly used is called Eagle. Contact Mark Smart or Skot Wiedmann in the Parts Shop with questions.
Please be aware of the PCB deadlines posted on the course calendar. If you are unable to meet these deadlines, you may not be able to order a PCB through the the services shop. You will still be able to order PCBs through third party vendors, just be aware that rushed orders can become expensive.
Commercial quality boards
The most commonly used programs for board layout are Eagle and Orcad Layout. The two software packages below allow a schematic to be drawn and translated into a board layout.
Once the board has been laid out, some companies will manufacture small quantities for a very reasonable price.