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pcb-basics [2020/05/31 17:11]
madeline Clarified paragraph after PCB definition
pcb-basics [2021/01/13 20:01]
benh
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   - Design: Typically, one starts by developing a circuit, which may include simulations and/or prototyping on breadboard. The design of the board itself is then done on the computer using electronic computer-aided design (e-CAD) programs, such as KiCAD, EAGLE, or Altium, though there are many others. ​   - Design: Typically, one starts by developing a circuit, which may include simulations and/or prototyping on breadboard. The design of the board itself is then done on the computer using electronic computer-aided design (e-CAD) programs, such as KiCAD, EAGLE, or Altium, though there are many others. ​
-  - Fabrication:​ There are a number of different steps, depending on the complexity of your design, but a standard 2-layer board without vias begins by drilling any necessary holes, followed by etching/​isolating the traces and components, and finally routing/​cutting the board out. Soldermask and silkscreen can be applied after the board has been fabricated. See our "[[how-to-pcb|How to make a PCB at The Hive]]" page for details.+  - Fabrication:​ There are a number of different steps, depending on the complexity of your design, but a standard 2-layer board without vias begins by drilling any necessary holes, followed by etching/​isolating the traces and components, and finally routing/​cutting the board out. Soldermask and silkscreen can be applied after the board has been fabricated. See "[[pcb-fab|The Official Fabrication Guide]]" page for step-by-step ​details.
   - Assembly: the process of actually adding the components to the fabricated PCB. At The Hive, we have soldering stations to facilitate this, as well as solder paste and a reflow oven if you'd prefer. We can also make solder paste stencils. ​   - Assembly: the process of actually adding the components to the fabricated PCB. At The Hive, we have soldering stations to facilitate this, as well as solder paste and a reflow oven if you'd prefer. We can also make solder paste stencils. ​
  
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