Understand the specifics of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), fundamental element in any electronic system.
Design your own PCB from scratch using Autodesk EAGLE software.
Learn about the range of modular electronics options available and how to use them in your everyday designs.
Open the door of the world of electronic design to everyone.
Are you an Industrial Designer looking to add light or color or sound to an object?Are you a mechanical engineer looking to add sensors or motion control to a system?Are you an architect looking to transform spaces by controlling the room around you?If so, this course is for you!
This course is an intro to electronics design using Autodesk EAGLE and focuses on practical electronics for the non-EE.Spend 60 minutes learning about the design and fabrication of the most fundamental of elements in any electronic system, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB).In this course, we will learn what a PCB is and even design our own PCBs from scratch.We will learn the range of modular electronics options available which simplify electronics design and make design accessible for non-engineers.
Are you an Industrial Designer looking to add light or color or sound to an object?Are you a mechanical engineer looking to add sensors or motion control to a system?Are you an architect looking to transform spaces by controlling the room around you?
This class dives into our cross-divisional project at Autodesk for the making of a SmartBridge inside our Pier9 facility.We'll walk through our case study where we used structural analysis, Eagle, Revit and Forge to design and plan the layout of sensors onto an interior pedestrian footbridge. Using sensors for strain, acceleration, temperature, pressure, humidity, sound and cameras, we created the "nervous system". We then integrated all this live sensor data into Autodesk's cloud environment, and used Forge to bring all the data into one context on top of the BIM.Using data at the centre, we'll show you how we learned from the data to create various machine learning analytics for interacting with people on the bridge. In our class, we'll go over how we applied big data analysis techniques, machine learning, computer vision and visualization in the cloud to make our bridge "smart".(Joint AU/Forge DevCon class).
Inspired by the integrated product-development capabilities in Fusion 360 software, this class will walk through the advantages of using the multidisciplinary workspaces (ECAD, modeling, CAM) of the product-innovation platform. You will learn how to save time and money while avoiding frustration by rapidly exploring iterations of a design to optimize a printed circuit board (PCB) and mechanical components for an electromechanical assembly. To fully encompass the design process, we will use ECAD and EAGLE to address basic PCB design principles. We will then use the PCB design to create a parametric electromechanical assembly in Fusion 360, after which, we will use the CAM workspace to develop machining operations for the mechanical components. Finally, we will make a design change to the base PCB component, and we will update the assembly model and CAM operations to illustrate the efficiency and interdisciplinary communication benefits of integrated product development in Fusion 360.
The class will start by demonstrating the use of Spice in EAGLE software to predict the performance of the circuit, and will analyze the results of the Spice simulation and how a component will dissipate its power. We will then show and verify the thermal simulation results and the iteration process via A360 collaboration. In a real-world scenario engineers and designers do not always get it "right" the first time, so it takes multiple backs and forths between the designer and the engineer to determine a design that works and is efficient, yet meets all specifications. We'll demonstrate this process between EAGLE and Fusion 360 software's capabilities, and show the class how a normal workflow in the industry would operate using EAGLE and Fusion 360 smoothly and seamlessly.