Hands-On PCB Engineering (HOPE)
Lecture: Thursday 7PM ~ 9PM (PST)

This course introduces printed circuit board (PCB) design and layout practices and concerns. It is intended for students with some experience with circuits who are interested in learning or improving their PCB design and fabrication skills, and particularly those who are part of or intend to join engineering student organizations with working knowledge in PCB design.

Notices

Our Intro class will be held on January 28th.

Enrollment codes will be distributed in a later class. Please attend this first meeting if you are interested. We will start in a Zoom meeting and transition to a gather.town room. If you are unfamiliar with how to use gather.town, we recommend that you try it out a little on your own time.

We are pleased to announce that IEEE HOPE Decal will be renewed for the Spring 2021 semester as a 2-unit course, with a projected schedule of 7-9pm on Thursdays.

Given the current conditions, the HOPE DeCal will not be offered in person as it has been in the past. Instruction and lab will be administered over remote meeting software, and any formerly physical hardware parts of the class (namely, the PCB assembly and microcontroller activities) have been replaced with an alternative, digital assignment. The final project will no longer include physical assembly as a requirement, but interested students will be able to order their project’s PCB and components with HOPE’s support if they choose to do so, and receive assistance during assembly if necessary.

Instructors
Leon
Leon Wu

ieee-hope@lists.berkeley.edu

Kevin
Kevin Zheng

Timeline
Week Title Content Links
1
(Date)
Welcome to HOPE / Introduction to PCBs Slides
Reading
Recording
2
(Date)
KiCad Schematic Basics Slides
Lab Page
Recording
3
(Date)
KiCad Board Layout Basics Slides
Lab Page
Recording
4
(Date)
PCB Design Abstraction and Stakes Slides
Lab Page
Recording
5
(Date)
Understanding Components Slides
Lab Page
Recording
6
(Date)
Understanding Layout Slides
Lab Page
Recording
7
(Date)
PCB Manufacturing and Layout Slides
Lab Page
Recording
8
(Date)
PCB Assembly and Testing Slides
Lab Page
Recording
9
(Date)
Microcontroller Basics Slides
Lab Page
Recording
10
(Date)
Manufacturing/Layout pt.2 Slides
Lab Page
Recording
11
(Date)
Project Design Reviews Slides
Lab Page
Recording
12
(Date)
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Lab Page
Recording
13
(Date)
Project Presentations Recording