Ahhh…The joy of holding your first beautiful green printed circuit board. A feeling every electronics guru understands. Eagle Cad is a fantastic free PCB design program. The learning curve is a tad steep, but you’ll learn quickly with these fantastic tutorials.
- Learn the basics of the user interface and button control.
- Check out this outstanding, detailed tutorial about anything you’d possibly need to know.
- Sparkfun has a nice beginner tutorial. Plus, they tell you how to create new parts.
- This last tutorial is a bit dated, but you’ll still learn plenty from it too.
If you want to make larger boards, you’ll have to pay for a license. Otherwise, for anything under 4×6 inches, you can just use the free version.