CMSC 23230/CMSC 33230: Engineering Interactive Electronics onto Printed Circuit Boards

News & Announcements

Welcome 2024 class!
If you are registered you have received all the welcome details in your inbox, please read those accordingly and install Kicad 8 ahead of Friday's first lecture in CSIL 5. Also, note this class is oversubscribed, do not come if you are not officially registered.
Published by Pedro Lopes on Mar 18 2024

Helpdesk email (email us for any questions during class)
Published by Pedro Lopes on Jan 6 2023

2023 Class done!
Congratulations on the final projects, incredible PCBs!

Published by Pedro Lopes on Feb 23 2023

2021 Class done!
Congratulations on the final projects of the first ever PCB class at the University of Chicago

Published by Pedro Lopes on Feb 23 2022

Expected workload

In this class you will engineer your own PCB from the ground up, by: designing it, engineering it, send it off to manufacturing, debugging it and improving it.


This class is designed for those that have taken one of the following:


This course was developed by Pedro Lopes. All teaching materials in this class, including course slides, homeworks, assignments, practice exams and quizzes, are copyrighted. Reproduction, redistribution and other rights solely belong to the instructor. In particular, it is not permissible to upload any or part of these materials to public or private websites without the instructor's explicit consent. Violating this copyright policy will be considered an academic integrity violation.


The University of Chicago has formal policies related to academic honesty and plagiarism. We abide by these standards in this course. Depending on the severity of the offense, you risk being dismissed altogether from the course. All cases will be referred to the Dean of Students office, which may impose further penalties, including suspension and expulsion. In addition, we expect that everyone handles their fellow students and staff members with respect, following the norms of proper behavior by members of the University of Chicago community.


If you have a impariment of any kind please communicate it to the instructor and you will do the best to accomodate it, e.g., you will be provided with the suitable course materials.