Learning layout by looking

I’ve showed a few people how to use Eaglecad and usually the schematic capture part is easy to understand. When it gets to the point of placing parts and routing the PCB, though, I always end up saying something like “For reasons I can’t explain, I know that this part goes here and oriented like this” Its just one of those things you have to watch and then experiment with, especially considering that most autorouters are kinda bad.

This passed by the SDIY mailing list & I thought it would be good to share: a screen cast of a guitar pedal being laid out my Ruin & Wesen. Check out the page for the two previous videos on how to design & capture the schem.


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1 Comment

  1. thx for the mention! I really think that for the “voodoo” stuff, for example soldering quick and fast, some programming, layouting, etc… looking and copying is the best way to learn it. And then of course do it yourself over and over again 🙂

    Cheers, manuel

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