I am a beginner at PCB designing. I believe a good way to learn to design PCBs is to design them myself and then check how I did. I wanted to know of any resourses where people post their PCB designs and respective circuit diagrams online? So that I can refer to these designs?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Google is the best resource, as there are more of these sources than could reasonably be listed, although some people around here might have favorites. \$\endgroup\$
    – K H
    Jan 14, 2019 at 4:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Read a bunch of books on pcb design, read some tutorials, most of all, build your own and learn from your mistakes \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike
    Jan 14, 2019 at 4:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ reddit.com/r/PrintedCircuitBoard is a community of people who exchange designs, provide feedback to one another and offer great advice! \$\endgroup\$
    – VanGo
    Jan 14, 2019 at 4:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ about once a week, someone asks serious PCB layout-challenge questions on stackexchange: thermal management, ground-trash, crosstalk, etc. The discussions/comments are very useful mechanically, electrically, and thermally. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 14, 2019 at 5:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ Here is a discussion about the need for planes (sometimes) electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/415999/… \$\endgroup\$ Jan 14, 2019 at 5:26

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The key to learning anything is knowing the best keywords in an iterative process.

In your case ; PCB DFM IPC Standards

Then for visual learners or ESL learners use images.

If you do not learn the Design Rules for Manufacturing and IPC standards for layout, thermal pads, gap, materials, stackup designs etc, looking at online sites may be bad examples with poor practices by those who want help. I would not recommend any one site shared by newbies.


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