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A new tutorial on how to remove layers in Eagle, plus a helpful Simon PTH Video, and check out the new ad we shot!
Eagle PCB is our go-to program for PCB design. There is a non-profit version that will let you design a few layers, and then a professional version that will let you design boards with up to 16 layers. This is great if you're building a motherboard, but for our general purposes, 16 is way too much. To make matters worse, Eagle assumes we want to work with 16 layers. Um, no thanks. So we wrote a tutorial on how to remove the extra layers.
Lastly, we shot a new ad! Keep an eye out for our next ad in MAKE Magazine, Servo, Circuit Cellar, Elektor, or Nuts and Volts. The ad features Steven Kennedy - a high school teacher in upstate New York that uses embedded electronics as material for a class. It's awesome to see high school kids playing around with electronics. Check out the video for more on Steven and his classroom!