Design, Engineering, Tech

5 Reasons Creative Techies Should Learn PCB Design

There are lots of people who are very gifted at science, math, and tech, but whose true passions are creative. For these people, the tech world often seems cold and dry. However, anyone with a background in tech who wants to work creatively should consider studying PCB design. Here’s why.

It’s an Accessible Subject

DIY Customized Circuit Board (PCB Making)

One of the most common reasons why so many people never pursue PCB design is because they assume it is too complicated. In reality, anyone who is passionate about electronics can learn the basics of PCB design. All the resources you need to learn and get started are freely available online. You just need to add a dash of motivation.

There Are PCBs Everywhere


Printed circuit boards are the circulatory system of every electronic device. From your smartphone to a bouncing ball with flashing lights, if it’s electronic, it has a PCB inside.

Given that PCBs are such essential objects in our lives, whether we are aware of them or not, they are worth learning about. Electronics has a reputation as quite a dry subject, but this isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, thanks to the availability of low-cost solderless breadboards and DIY electronics kits, electronics can be an engaging subject with plenty of relevance to your daily life.

It’s a Solid Career Path

Qualified and experienced PCB designers can work in a variety of industries. Wherever you have electronic devices, you have PCBs at their heart. Accordingly, there are opportunities to utilize an understanding of PCBs in an endless number of contexts.

If the thought of designing hardware and electronic devices for specialist applications appeals to you, this is an area of study you should pursue. 

Making Your Own Electronics Is Fun

One of the best reasons to learn how to design PCBs is because you can then build your own electronics. Like PCB design itself, learning to build electronics is far easier than most people assume. Many people interested in learning how to make electronics don’t even attempt it because they think it’s too complicated.

But building your own electronics is easy and fun. You can get all the components you need for both basic and advanced projects online with ease. There are platforms like Octopart, which offer a component search engine. From dc to ac inverters to simple switches, they can help you find suppliers for any component you need.

You Can Teach Your Kids About Electronics

Take Apart and Rebuild Toys

Curious kids will love learning about electronics. Not only can they learn while conducting fun and straightforward experiments at home, but you can also use lessons in electronics to teach children about other important concepts in life and science. Solderless breadboards and simple DIY electronics kits are a good starting point.

If you are a creative person who loves tech and gadgets, learning how to put together your own electronics is a wonderful journey. Don’t be put off learning by the perceived skill and difficulty barriers. This is a pursuit that anyone who puts their mind to it can achieve.

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