Check out this video by our very own Chris Rojas!
This is one of our first tries at a video tutorial so let us know what
you think. This clip will guide you through making your own Simon PTH kit.
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!