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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Printed Circuit Boards
Surface mount and through-hole
Prototyping
Installing EAGLE Light Edition
First Run
Load an example project
Install Third-Party Software
Light Edition limitations
Summary

Chapter 2. Quickstart
Creating a New Project
Drawing the Schematic
Electrical Rule Check (ERC)
Laying Out the Board
Summary

Chapter 3. Components and Libraries
U.S. verses European Circuit Symbols
Resistors
Capacitors
Transistors and Diodes
Connectors
Other Components
Buying Components
Paper PCB
Summary

Chapter 4 Editing Schematics
The Anatomy of the Schematic Editor
The Command Toolbar
Nets
Busses
Worked Example (sound meter)
Summary

Chapter 5 Laying-out a PCB
Experimenting
Layers
The Command Toolbar
The Grid
Sound Meter Layout (Through-Hole)
Sound Meter Layout (Surface Mount)
Manual Layout
Summary

Chapter 6 PCB Fabrication
Gerber Files
Loading a CAM Job
Running a CAM Job
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Submitting a Job to a PCB Service
Follow the Instructions
Photo Etching
Milling PCBs
Toner Transfer
Summary

Chapter 7 Soldering
Tools
Soldering Through-Hole
SMT Hand Soldering
SMT With Hot-air Gun
Using a Reflow Oven
Summary

Chapter 8 Example: An Arduino Shield
Introducing Arduino
The Arduinin R3 Shield Template
A 4 Digit LED Example
Fabrication
Summary

Chapter 9 Example: A Raspberry Pi Expansion Board
Design Considerations
The Schematic
The Board
Summary

Chapter 10 Commands Scripts and User Language Programs
Commands
Scripts
User Language Programs (ULPs)
The ULP Langauge
Summary

Chapter 11. Creating and Libraries and Parts
Creating a library
Copying a Device from Another Library
The Part Editor
Devices, Symbols and Packages
Editing a Part
Creating a New Part
Summary

Appendix A. Resources

About the Author

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. Dr. Monk has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full-time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. He is the author of numerous electronics books, including Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python; 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius; and Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius, as well as co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition.

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