Talk: From circuit board design to finished product: the hobbyist’s guide to hardware manufacturing

Ever wondered how hardware is made, or curious about making your own?

In this session, we will share our experiences with building a programmable gamepad for use in IoT workshops. The gamepad is equipped with:

- WiFi and Bluetooth
- Touch screen
- Microphone and speaker
- Joypad and buttons
- Integrated sensors

We will cover the entire production process, including:

- Designing the PCB (Printed Circuit Board)
- Choosing a microcontroller and parts
- Finding, ordering and assembling components
- Pulling together firmware, drivers and software

We conclude with live, interactive demos using the gamepad.