Learn KiCad and Fusion 360 with our courses and books

With our computer aided design courses you can learn how to design printed circuit boards and objects on a 3D printer.

We teach you how to use powerful, and free, software tools, that are compatible with Windows and Mac computers. 

These skill are essential for any maker who want to create beautifully finished gadgets and projects.

Our PCB and 3D design courses

KiCad Like a Pro, 3rd edition

Learn the world's favorite open-source PCB design tool with the world's most comprehensive course and book.

KiCad is an open source and free tool that you can use to design your own PCBs.

It is perhaps the world’s most popular (and, in my opinion, the best) computer-aided design tool for making printed circuit boards. It’s the perfect tool for electronics engineers and hobbyists alike.

Learn KiCad by working on three real-life projects. With each project, you will learn new skills. Create single, to double and quad-layer boards, manually or automatically routed, with rich features that are both practical and beautiful.

Whether you are a hobbyist or an electronics engineer, this course and book will help you become productive quickly, and start designing your own boards.

  • Level: Beginner and intermediate.
  • Made with KiCad 6 & updated for KiCad 7.
  • Course type: how-to and projects.
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Dedicated discussion space.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • 5 projects so that you learn while you actually create PCBs.
  • Design single, double, and multi-layer board design.
  • Understand the full PCB design process.
  • Understand the basic concepts of PCB design, such as edge cuts, copper fills, mounting holes, soldermask, silkscreen, traces etc.
  • eBook: Web, PDF, Mobi, ePub, over 600 pages.
  • eBook: Over 1,000 images and 240 chapters.
  • Course: Over 250 lectures in 15 sections.
  • Course: More than 25 hours of 1080p video.

Design for 3D Printing with Fusion 360

Learn the fundamentals of Fusion 360 while designing practical parts that can be 3D printed.

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to create custom, one-of-a-kind 3-D printed objects for your projects.

This course is concise and practical so that you can get started creating your own designs quickly.

Though a series of 10 projects, you will gradually build up your skills so that you can create increasingly precise and complicated objects.

  • Level: Beginner
  • Course type: series of mini-projects
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Dedicated discussion forum.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • The instructor for this course is Vladimir Mariano.
  • 10 projects so that you learn while you actually create 3D objects
  • Understand the full PCB design process
  • Fusion 360 offers a free license of the software for personal use.
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