A one-day workshop to show people how to get up and running with Kicad to design their own PCBs.

Learn how to make your first Printed Circuit Board (PCB)!

Design a printed circuit board to get you started in the world of electronics design and small scale manufacturing. Designed to give you an understanding of some basic fundamentals in electronics production with KiCad using MCQN Ltd’s experience designing and developing products, systems and the Internet of Things. Everything from cufflinks, dust sensors, Museum installations and internet connected bells, LED drivers and bubble machines.

  • Maybe you’ve been building up your own circuits on a breadboard for a while now, and maybe soldering some of them onto stripboard, but want to make them look nicer.
  • You want things to be more robust, professional and safe to help with product development or your own systems.
  • You’ve seen designs on the internet and need help to make it or adapt it yourself.

You need to design your own printed circuit boards!

It’s easier than you think.

We’ll start off running through the basic principles and workflow with a template project for a PCB Badge and then you can choose your own route through the remaining tutorials based on what you’re looking to build.

FAQs 🙋

Do I need any previous experience?📜

You’ll need to have some experience and literacy building and prototyping simple electronic circuits using low voltage batteries and breadboards. You may have built some basic Arduino projects or experimented with powering or controlling LEDs or other electronics. You may have already built simple electronic sensors and now want to make more robust custom ‘breakout’ boards.

You’ll use practical workshop notes, references and resources and a chance to share your ideas with fellow electronics enthusiasts and creatives while introducing you to the facilities and other members of the DoESLiverpool community.

Venue: We Are Fully Online! 🏭🌐💻

We hope to be broadcasting the course LIVE from DoESLiverpool or from our homes depending on local lockdown rules! We will share the video links once you have purchased your ticket closer to the event time.

COVID-19 😷🧼👏

We will be monitoring the new lockdown restrictions but have decided to switch to full online video learning. Our top priority is to keep you safe so you can design more PCBs!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 🆔

This is a friendly professional course and open to all humans aged 18 and up.

Do I need Internet and a Laptop with working Camera & Mic? 🌐💻🎤

Yes you will need this as a minimum to get the most out of the course.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? 💬

Just email us at info@mcqn.com