This course introduces the student to electrical product development and fabrication. Topics include introduction to schematic and circuit layout software and conventions; printed circuit board assembly; enclosures; connector and cabling options; and scheduling, budgeting, and documenting the project. Each student will work on a common product of reasonable complexity; develop and assemble a printed circuit board; and document and present the finished product. The course is intended to develop practical skills in circuit board layout and fabrication, time management, and technical presentation.
3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $125]