The last step in building a new electronics project is to solder all the components onto a circuit board. You can use something as simple as a perf board or you can go all out and etch your own custom circuit board. Whatever you use, you need to figure out how the parts will be arranged on the board.

There are a number of programs that you can download to help you design a circuit board layout (examples: 123D, EAGLE Light and PCB Artist). But you can also use everyday programs such as photo editors that you might already have on your computer. So today I am going to show you a simple way that you can use programs like Photoshop to design a circuit board layout.

Step 1: Materials

Here are the materials and tools that you will need for this project


Large Perf Board

Circuit components needed to build your circuit




Photo editing software such as Photoshop

<p>Ah! Awesome way to use PS! You make me lol. ;)</p>
<p>I'm afraid you are doing this job in an over-complicated way. Photoshop is not easy to use for ordinary people (you need to go to if you are not clever enough), besides, free softwares for PCB design are already exist like Fritzing or Eagle.</p>
<p>mistakes:*go to </p><p>--&gt;enroll some course</p>
no YouTube video?
There was but Make had issues with it so it got removed.
Why was the video to this removed from the Make channel on YouTube?
<p>I don't know. I will look into that.</p>
Or you know you could just use KiCad
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