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pcb-training [2021/01/18 12:10]
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pcb-training [2022/06/22 10:52]
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 === Table of Contents === === Table of Contents ===
 +  - TL;DR
   - Basics   - Basics
     * Will the PIs at the Hive make a board for me?     * Will the PIs at the Hive make a board for me?
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     * Can I bring my own design to fabricate instead of the training board for my checkoff?     * Can I bring my own design to fabricate instead of the training board for my checkoff?
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 +=== TL;DR ===
 +The Hive is home to a suite of equipment that enable our users to fabricated PCBs without much manual work. Once trained, users have access to these tools and all the materials we have as long as the space is available. Training is handled through SUMS, and is done in three steps:
  
-=== Introduction ​=== +  - Training videos - watch them all on your own time and at your own pace. 
 +  - Quiz - ten questions, get nine to proceed. 
 +  - Checkoff - show off what you've learned by fabricating the board from the training videos in a one-on-one session with a trainer. Complete it in two hours, and the tools are your for the using. 
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 +Read on for more details about this process, or [[https://​www.sums.gatech.edu/​SUMS_React/​View_Equipment_React?​DepartmentId=87&​ToolId=1998|head directly to SUMS]] to get started. 
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 +Have no idea what SUMS is? See "What is SUMS?" under the "​Basics"​ section. 
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 +=== Basics ​=== 
  
 **Will the PIs at the Hive make a board for me?**\\ **Will the PIs at the Hive make a board for me?**\\
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 ** What is SUMS? **\\ ** What is SUMS? **\\
-If "​SUMS"​ makes you think of arithmetic, have no fear. SUMS (Shared User Management System) is a user access control system made here at Tech that The Hive uses to control access to some of the more sensitive or complicated tools. For PCB fabrication,​ it is also used to manage training and checkoff sessions, and users can schedule time on the tools through it, as well. You can get many more details in our [[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XLLOS43sQd6rzWll8cAxkvRiArmIGGvpcC-y9uXCOek|SUMS Guide]].+If "​SUMS"​ makes you think of arithmetic, have no fear. SUMS (Shared User Management System) is a user access control system made here at Tech that The Hive uses to control access to some of the more sensitive or complicated tools. For PCB fabrication,​ it is also used to manage training and checkoff sessions, and users can schedule time on the tools through it, as well. You can get many more details in our [[https://gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​ETGfA3m7Q3tCmtG0XVgAHG0Bz3-84vabxqlTRuF5spUmQw?e=w1pkT0|SUMS Guide]].
  
  
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 **Videos? What happened training sessions?​**\\ **Videos? What happened training sessions?​**\\
-The training sessions were a major drag on both Trainer and User time, and they were a significant deterrent to many people getting trained on the tools. The video format allows users to train at their own pace when they have time, not when we have time. +The training sessions were a major drag on both Trainer and User time, and they were a significant deterrent to many people getting trained on the tools. The video format allows users to train at their own pace when they have time, not when we have time.
  
 **What do the videos cover?**\\ **What do the videos cover?**\\
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 **Do I have to have any prior knowledge before starting the videos?**\\ **Do I have to have any prior knowledge before starting the videos?**\\
-Nope! However, if you are unfamiliar with PCBs, we recommend reading up on some basics on the internet before watching. This way, the videos will (might?) make more sense.+Nope! However, if you are unfamiliar with PCBs, we recommend ​[[pcb-basics|reading up on some basics]] on the internet before watching. This way, the videos will (might?) make more sense.
  
 **Where can I find the videos?**\\ **Where can I find the videos?**\\
-All PCB training and scheduling is all handled on SUMS. If you want to know more about SUMS, you can find in-depth information and a lot more FAQs in our [[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XLLOS43sQd6rzWll8cAxkvRiArmIGGvpcC-y9uXCOek|SUMS Guide]]. \\+All PCB training and scheduling is all handled on SUMS. If you want to know more about SUMS, you can find in-depth information and a lot more FAQs in our [[https://gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​ETGfA3m7Q3tCmtG0XVgAHG0Bz3-84vabxqlTRuF5spUmQw?e=w1pkT0|SUMS Guide]]. \\
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 If you have never been to The Hive before, you’ll need to join our "​Billing Group" and our “Equipment Group” first: If you have never been to The Hive before, you’ll need to join our "​Billing Group" and our “Equipment Group” first:
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 **What if I don’t successfully complete the checkoff?​**\\ **What if I don’t successfully complete the checkoff?​**\\
-Schedule another checkoff following the same procedure. ​If you wish, you may also attend another ​training ​session. Read up on the fabrication process ​with our [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=176ZKdEShIhRyrmAtxOkkLg0mS56d2DdM-HPr8YBaL6s|PCB Fabrication ​Guide]]. +Schedule another checkoff following the same procedure. ​It is strongly recommended that you rewatch the training ​videos or read up on the fabrication process ​on the Wiki on our [[pcb-fab|PCB Fabrication]] ​page
  
 **Can I bring my own design to fabricate instead of the training board for my checkoff?​**\\ **Can I bring my own design to fabricate instead of the training board for my checkoff?​**\\
 Probably not. It is, however, at the discretion of your trainer. If the board is small, simple, and on FR4/FR5, (i.e. very similar to the training board), then it might be fine. However, large boards can take an hour or more to etch just one side. Since most boards are larger than the training one, you will likely have to stick with the training board. It will be easier for everyone (especially if it fails), and afterwards you can simply schedule time on the tools to fabricate whatever you’d like. Probably not. It is, however, at the discretion of your trainer. If the board is small, simple, and on FR4/FR5, (i.e. very similar to the training board), then it might be fine. However, large boards can take an hour or more to etch just one side. Since most boards are larger than the training one, you will likely have to stick with the training board. It will be easier for everyone (especially if it fails), and afterwards you can simply schedule time on the tools to fabricate whatever you’d like.
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