Partnership with Advanced Circuits for Senior Projects


               Academy students in the Electronics Computers Engineering Technology, ECET, program have taken the initiative to reach out to Advanced Circuits, a professional Printed Circuit Boards, PCB, manufacturing company, for their senior CAPSTONE projects. After communicating with executives at Advanced Circuits, Academy students were able to obtain a student discount for their PCB needs and up to $500 in sponsorship funds for the 2016 senior projects. We would like to thank Advanced Circuits for their generosity and support of the Academy students. We, at the Academy, envision that future teams at all levels of the ECET program will be able to take advantage of this partnership with Advanced Circuits. Currently, Academy senior students can voucher up to $150 per student toward their senior project expenses.  The senior project is a team effort and as such, each senior project team may consist of 2 to 3 students (i.e. $300/$450 per team).


                The Advanced Circuits’ website is http://www.4pcb.com/. Students interested in the offer of $33 PCBs should visit http://www.4pcb.com/33-each-pcbs/ to refer to the specifications for such boards.


    PCB Artist, a free application for PCB design offered by Advanced Circuits, can be found at http://www.4pcb.com/free-pcb-layout-software/ and in the compressed file, found in the Additional Information section below, if downloading problems occur. PCB Artist comes with helpful tutorials which can be found both inside the application itself and in the files below. Before creating a component in PCB Artist, students should view Advanced Circuit's online part database, which contains libraries for many manufacturer specific parts. The database can be found below:


    Finally, students can access a free PCB manufacturability check tool at http://www.4pcb.com/free-pcb-file-check/index.html.

    Additional Information:
    Videos of senior projects from previous years can be found here:
    The installer for PCB Artist can be found at this Google Drive link:
    I would like to thank Lyndon Shi, student of the Class of 2016, for taking the initiative to reach out to Advanced Circuits to help setup this partnership.