The Automation and Robotics Club (ARC-SJEC) of SJEC conducted a workshop on PCB Design and Fabrication on 7 April 2018 for its members. Mr Vijay Ganesh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SJEC and a Faculty Coordinator of the Club, conducted the Workshop as Resource Person.
The workshop commenced at 9:15 am in the CAMD Lab on third Floor of Academic Block III. Students received a brief introduction about the benefits of PCB design, its applications and detailed insights into the options available for PCB design software in the market.
The session also included discussions on various parameters considered while designing a robot including battery selection, power consumption, size of robot, component placement etc. This formed the basis for the design of the PCB at this workshop.
Students also received a hands-on walkthrough session on Fritzing v0.8.7b - an open-source software for designing PCBs – where they were taught in detail, the various aspects involved in designing a PCB, including placement of component slots, connections between components, wiring thickness, good grounding practices, do’s and don’ts etc.
A brief introduction to double-sided PCBs, its advantages over single-sided PCBs and disadvantages were also dealt with. The workshop concluded at 3:30 pm.
Mr Santhosh H.., Faculty Coordinator of the Club, Mr Uttam Bangera – President and Mr Mohammed Hussainer – Secretary, were also present for the Workshop.
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