Wednesday, June 22, 2011

USB prototyping board part 3: Would you like some PCB with that?

Here it is, my very first PCB design!

The USB connector attaches on the top-right side. As you have have read on this blog, I wanted to make a PCB edge connector but the costs for the thicker board needed were an order of magnitude larger than the price of the connectors.

The top of the board contains the USB logic. A largish prototype area -- with rails for power and ground, adorns the bottom part of the board.

After the jump: getting started with PCB design, Eagle tips and some miscellaneous ranting.