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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Started Circuit Design to Etch a Circuit

The Milwaukee Makerspace has a CNC Engraver that can be used to make circuit boards.  The wiki for the engraver says that there is software called DipTrace on the computer.  I assume that this software is used to create the PCB design.

I downloaded the software and installed it on my Linux laptop.  The program is made for Windows but my Linux OS automatically launched Wine to install the program.  Cool!

I spent about an hour designing a simple circuit on the PCB.  I was able to figure it out without reading a manual.  If I make it to the Makerspace this week, there might be someone there who can help me take the next steps and use the Engraver.