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Crash Course Electronics and PCB Design

Crash Course Electronics was designed for one thing to take you from mystery to mastery in Electronics and PCB Design. This massive course was custom made for those interested in learning electronics from the ground up that wish to leverage that knowledge to build actual printed circuit boards (PCBs). There is no other course like this in existence that has the depth and breadth of Crash Course Electronics. The course starts with atomic physics and the electron, before you know it you are learning Ohm's Law, circuit analysis But, unlike other courses that are highly technical and math based. Crash Course Electronics was designed to be taken as a journey with the instructor. Each lecture building on the last, each new concept like a new puzzle approached in many different ways. The most complex topics and mathematical concepts are distilled down into understandable lectures and we have a lot of fun doing it. I had to learn this stuff at one point and remember how hard it was, so I approach each lecture as if we are both learning for the first time and make no assumptions about what you know or don't know.

As we progress through the lectures, expect to see every circuit and idea worked out on the black board, virtually simulated (with Labcenter Proteus), and built by hand right in front of your eyes in high def, ultra clean video and audio. Not only will you learn all the theory and practical aspects of Electrical Engineering, but my 35+ years of experience with electronics will be downloaded to your brain with countless real-world tips and tricks that will take you from a hobbyist to a deep understanding of the subject matter.

Then when we have all the basic electronic theory under our belts, buckle in for something you have never seen we will build, not one, not two, but three complete products. We will talk about the design, the motivation, look up parts, background information, and then design the circuits together like colleagues, lay them out in Altium CircuitMaker, route them, verify and produce manufacturing files. If that wasn't enough, we will take those files and go out on internet and send them to a number of online manufactures and get them ready for production, all you have to do is hit SUBMIT.

Last, but not least the course is based on my college text book "Design Your Own Video Game Console" aka "The Black Art of Video Game Console Design" this 800+ page book is included free of charge (the PDF version) with the course. Although, we won't be talking about game consoles in this course, we will be using the text for its theory, electrical engineering and PCB design chapters.

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Rating 4.6 based on 532 ratings
Length 102.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $11
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Instructor Andre LaMothe
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design Other

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so far so good in 14 reviews

I have been working with food the last 25 years so will need to go at my own pace So far so good, trying to make a love bomb that when detonated will spread hugs and baby unicorns through out happy land Excellent teacher.

So far so good.

So far so good.. Just started the course but love the enthusiasm of the presenter.

Thanks So far so good so far so good Great course!

Great course, can wait to get to the later lectures So far so good.

yes till now the course is lot more informative So far so good.

So far so good, he is clear speaking and he knows what he is talking about.

So far I like how my teacher is nice and welcoming and is encouraging me to learn Haven't done much in the way of learning yet but so far so good.

Sounds good explaining part is super Per ora sembra fatto bene So far so good but fast paced Excellent and informative course!

Just starting Yes So far so good.

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looking forward in 16 reviews

Looking forward to future bonus lectures and courses from Andre!

Looking forward to the digital lessons.

seems like Andre can make it less abstract and more involved - looking forward to this course!!

Course seems to cover a huge array of material, looking forward to it.

Looking forward to watching all of his lectures.

Looking forward to completing this course and building my first projects.

I think the course and the instructor seem very interesting and I am already looking forward to putting down a few hours of my every day time in the course.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the course.

Looking forward to getting some massive collisions.

I'm looking forward to writing a full review once I've finished the course.

I like the fact we intend to go through it in a bit more detail and I'm looking forward to the lecture style and the practicals.

I'm looking forward to all 100 hours of this course.

I'm semi-retiring soon and am looking forward to having the time to really enjoy this hobby and making repairs on radios, TVs, and macbooks.

Looking forward to a fresh approach and refresher.

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pcb design in 12 reviews

This class is a great wealth of information and helpful practices to use for PCB design and electronics.

I've enrolled in this course 3 months before as my new job role needs a good understanding of analog electronics and PCB design.

The course also lacked solid and focused continuity in the PCB design lectures where the rationale behind component designs wasn't well illuminated.

As a total beginner I was able to quickly pick up many concepts of electronics and PCB design.

Everything you need to know to get a solid grasp on Electronics and PCB Design Yes Good to know about how course will be conducted, chapter covered Andre LaMothe put in an unbelievable amount of time and effort to create such an in-depth and informative course!

So far the coverage of the content is a bit superficial, I hope it goes into detail that proves to be adequate for the final outcome (being able to perform PCB design) in the coming lectures.

Fantastic course with great coverage of electronics/PCB design.

I have taken many...many courses online from different platforms and I have to say, this "Crash course Electronics and PCB Design" course by Mr. Andre Lamothe is THE BEST I have ever followed bar none.

If you want to seriously learn electronics and PCB Design..that is the course you need.

This is a must buy for anyone that wants to get a good foundational knowledge of electronics and circuit and PCB design.

it is very helpful to me I'm hoping to improve my PCB design / layout skills.

It's the perfect course for me to revise my concepts before campus placements and it comes with a skill of PCB designing Electronics made easy thats what I felt like--only experts with great teaching skill can do so, Andrew is of that league easily.

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highly recommend this course in 5 reviews

I highly recommend this course.

I highly recommend this course for beginners and also for people already experienced in electronics design.

I would highly recommend this course.

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easy to follow in 7 reviews

Very informative and easy to follow along.

especially for those without formal EE training Very good It is to some extent a refresher for long forgotten school work Valuable information and easy to follow along.

Andre's teaching style is engaging and easy to follow.

Well organised and easy to follow.

Material is easy to follow and understandable.

Yes, it is good Instructor is easy to follow and theirs's tons of material and lecture time for what you pay.

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electrical engineering in 8 reviews

I appreciated his pacing of the individual lectures and how he worked logically through so many different aspects of Electrical Engineering over the whole course.

I can't recommend this enough to anyone interested in learning electronics including students considering or planning on taking an Electrical Engineering curriculum at the university level.

I have electrical engineering backgroud but I have been dealing with embedded and pure software development.

First 2 years of electrical engineering courses in a fraction of the time.

Andre LaMothe is very experienced and knowledgeable in his profession of electrical engineering.

love it What I feel about this course is, it makes easy to understand lots of electrical engineering class in a short time.

If you are a programmer interested in Electrical Engineering this is the course for you!

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real world in 8 reviews

The teacher is extraordinary, he structured the course having in mind principles that govern a certain physics concept, using a logical approach and a clean math, then everything is highlighted and emphasized using real world examples.

My objective was to understand basic electronics so that I might be able to design some cool things using Arduino or Raspberry Pi as a base - basically connecting real world with the digital world.

University gave me knowledge of electronics but practical design which is in real world was missing.

Explanations are great, the math is awesome, examples in real world applications really help drive home the discussions.

I believe this is due to his sound hands-on experience in electronics (perhaps over 30-years or more) and therefore able to relate to its real world application.

There is no way you can learn concepts and relate to real world situations in 10 minutes.

I LOVED IT One course is restraint Electronics world ⚓⚓⚓⚓ This course starts from the beginning and most importantly bridges the gap from book instruction to real world.

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teaching style in 7 reviews

Andre is a brilliant teacher, he has a very fluid teaching style, is not boring like some lecturers I have had in the past and more importantly he never assumes everyone learns something first time they are shown it.

The teaching style is very realistic and explanations are clear.

Having the instructor specify the audience and lay out the intended teaching style is great.

Teaching style is very friendly and instructor explains concepts with great detail and depth and also provides practical hands on tips through out the course.

He has a great teaching style.

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years ago in 6 reviews

Also I bought The Art of Electronics years ago but couldn't undersand it.

I wish I took this class 10 years ago.

I have a BS and MS in EE from 20 years ago, but I went into regulatory (reading UL, CE and EMC standards), and while I did lots of circuit calculations in college and we used PSPICE circuit emulators and a bit of Matlab too, we didn't really do any circuit board layout, so I am really looking forward to the refresher on the circuit components and learning more about circuit board layout programs.

Having learned the basics while studying for my Ham Radio license some years ago I wanted to take the next steps in my electronic journey.

He introduced me to programming with his book "Windows Game Programming Guru", over 20 years ago.

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look forward in 6 reviews

It looks very good and I look forward to progressing at my pace.

I wish there was part two to look forward to!

I look forward to taking future courses from Andre.

I look forward learning many new things.

I look forward to learning more about electronics as I am now learning about discrete structures and programming.

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ever taken in 6 reviews

The best Udemy course that I have ever taken - Many thanks to Andre!

Best online course I've ever taken.

No, its just the best course I've ever taken.

:-) Best course I have ever taken on Udemy.

Hands down the best online class i have ever taken.

Brilliant This is the most serious courses I have ever taken in Udemy.

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really helps in 6 reviews

Working through the schematics and then building them on the breadboard really helps to reinforce the topic.

Also, I have all the hardware needed to do the bench examples and that really helps in remembering and understanding the material.

It really helps to cement your understanding about the fundamental concepts.

The fact that the instructor relates the course to software development really helps as I am a programmer.

Therefore, it really helps when the instructor clarifies the concepts written in his book, and lastly, the author adds bonus videos once a month to give the student more projects.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

PCB Technician $73k

PCB design checker $90k

PCB Layout $90k

PCB design $91k

PCB Design Analyst $91k

PCB Design Layout Engineer $91k

PCB Design Engineer, C.I.D.+ $96k

PCB engineer $106k

Senior FAE Flex and PCB design engineer $107k

PCB Layout & Design engineer $109k

PCB Design Specialist $115k

Staff PCB Design Engineer $142k

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Rating 4.6 based on 532 ratings
Length 102.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $11
From Udemy
Instructor Andre LaMothe
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design Other

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