Many people like to tinker with development boards — e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, ODROID, ESP8266, etc. — or build electronic projects from discrete components. Frequently these projects end up being a rat's nest of wires on a breadboard. What many people don't realize is that designing and building a printed circuit board (PCB) is easily within the reach of the hobbyist, with a few simple tools. Developing a PCB can sometimes be easier than prototyping, allows for a more robust mechanically stable project, and the possibility of easily making multiple boards for family or friends.
This discussion will illustrate the steps involved in printed circuit board design and manufacturing at the hobbyist level by reverse engineering a Raspberry Pi Amplifier "HAT". This discussion will cover:
Chuck Rohs is an endpoint security developer at Cisco Systems, Inc. Chuck has a background in embedded software development and security, and was a founder of Au-Zone Technologies Inc.
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