Electronics - Science of Circuit Boards
Peer inside any electronic device and you will see at the heart of that device, a printed circuit board. These boards which used to connect just enough capacitors and resistors to run a simple transistor radio are now used to run all of our electronic devices. New technology has shrunk the size of all of the components that attach to the board, the width of the wires that connect them and even the size of the circuit board itself. Without the printed circuit board, our world would look a lot different. This program details the processes involved in planning, designing, and building printed circuit boards. The process begins when a design is created in computer-aided design software. Students will learn what materials are used to construct the boards as well as how the circuits are planned and built into the boards.