When you've graduated from breadboards and jumper wires it's time to tackle electronics the way the pros do it: by making your own PCBs! We'll take you from beginner to slightly more experienced beginner, with a guide to designing, debugging and manufacturing your own custom electronic creation.
- Learn the secrets of the guitarist's favourite electronic component: the vacuum tube;
- Build a MIDI synth out of a Raspberry Pi Pico and an empty camembert box;
- Sew a fabric bag to store essential maker mess;
- PLUS! an exclusive first look at a new add-on for Raspberry Pi that we think you'll like a lot.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download HackSpace Magazine: Issue 48 ebook for free in PDF format (41.7 MB).
Table of Contents
Design your first PCB
How I Made: Automotive head unit
Interview: Wesley Treat
Improviser's Toolbox Bubble wrap
SoM Thermionic valves
Tutorial Pico keyboard
Tutorial Get organised
Tutorial DIY synth
Best of Breed Feather development boards
Direct from Shenzhen
Review LED matrix