Free PCB design program delivered online for students
Altium, a PCB design and realisation software company, has announced the launch of the Upverter Education program based on Upverter — a free, web-based PCB design tool that is easy to learn and use.
Upverter is a free electronic design automation (EDA) system delivered in a web browser, which enables students and educators to design, share and review schematics and PCBs. It has collaborative and remote learning features that fit with the needs of STEM educators for guiding students through the electronics design process and their exploration of technology and engineering.
Other features of the free Upverter Education program include:
- electrical engineering courses for students of all skill levels, including those with no prior exposure to circuit board design
- a library of completed designs for inspiration and teaching
- responsive support from Upverter forums for technical questions
- an Upverter YouTube channel with detailed navigation videos.
“It is truly a joy to provide our tools freely to students and to help prepare educators for the challenges they face with distance learning this year,” said Dr W Gordon Kruberg, Head of Modular Hardware at Altium. “We look forward to seeing how Upverter can lift the level of understanding of students nationally and abroad. We are participating because we believe this rising tide will lift all boats.”
In addition to empowering educators and students all across the globe, Upverter will also be supporting the international FIRST Robotics competition in November. Several high school robotics teams are already using Upverter, one of which is Francis Parker School in San Diego.
“Our students are super excited about robotics, but are also new to the printed circuit board design and electronics learning,” said Ryan Griggs, Lead Mentor, WAR Lords and WOW, Francis Parker School. “Having online access to the Upverter design tool and the learning resources will propel our learning curve, whether in class or learning from home.”
For more information and to sign up to Upverter Education, visit https://education.upverter.com/.
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