Top 3 innovative PCB projects of November 20 from PCBWay

This article presents you with the top 3 innovative PCB projects on PCBWay. All the projects are a blended mixture of innovation and technology. They might differ in their ideology, but the root of all these projects is the same. And that is a PCB or Printed Circuit Board.

The projects discussed here are selected from the Shared Projects community of PCBWay.

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SMARCH GLASSES

Smarch Glasses shared on PCBway
Smarch Glasses

Do you also feel bored while tracking down a new place with your google map? And by regularly checking your cellphone, you miss the beauty around you? Well, these glasses solve the problem for you. Build with a DA14531 microcontroller and powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion coin cell battery, these glasses will tell you the direction to your destination by blinking LEDs on the glass.

WORKING

The working involves a combination of an application installed in your smartphone and the microcontroller present in the glasses. The components are assembled on a compact size PCB, ordered from PCBWay.
After inserting your destination in the app, the corresponding coordinates are received by the microcontroller present in the PCB. As you start walking, the blinking of a blue LED on the left or right leg of the glass indicates the corresponding turning direction.
The blinking of a green LED notifies that you have reached your destination safely.

COMPONENTS REQUIRED

Glass Frame
Lenses
DA14531 microcontroller
Accelerometer
I/O Expander
Multicolored LED light
LIR1220; lithium-ion coin cell battery
PCB board

PCB DESIGN

Here is the layout of the PCB board made using the software.

PCB layout for Smarch Glasses
PCB layout for Smarch Glasses

And here is the fabricated PCB received from PCBWay.

Fabricated PCB from PCBWay
Fabricated PCB from PCBWay

It is visible that the received PCB looks similar to PCB designed in the software.

And this image shows how easily a strip PCB fits inside the frame of the glasses.

PCB placed inside the glass frame
PCB placed inside the glass frame

**To know more about the above-discussed project, click here.

 

A DIGITAL FM RECEIVER USING ARDUINO

Digital FM Receiver shared on PCBWay
Digital FM receiver using Arduino

Are you a music lover and love to build electronics based projects in your free time? Well, this project gives you an implementation of both. A digital FM receiver to tune to any music station between 76MHz to 108MHz.
The circuit is controlled by an Arduino Nano board placed on a two-layer PCB board, ordered from PCBWay.

WORKING

The working of the project is simple. It consists of three pushbuttons along with an LCD screen attached to the PCB board. One push button scans the appropriate radio station automatically. And the corresponding frequency of the station gets displayed on the LCD screen. The other two push-buttons increase or decrease the frequency manually. By long-pressing these buttons, the frequency increases/decreases continuously.

COMPONENTS REQUIRED

Arduino Nano
TS2937CW-5.0 IC
PAM8403DR IC
LCD Screen
Push Buttons
TEA5767 FM Receiver module
Potentiometers
Resistors
Capacitors
PCB Board

PCB DESIGN

The PCB is designed in Altium software. Here is the image of the PCB layout.

PCB layout for FM receiver
PCB layout for FM receiver

The high quality fabricated PCB board received from PCBWay is shown below.

Fabricated PCB from PCBWay
Fabricated PCB from PCBWay

The PCB layout and fabricated PCB look similar to each other.

To know more about the above-discussed project, click here.

 

DIY STREAM DECK

DIY Stream Deck shared on PCBWay
DIY Stream Deck

Do you love to stream your content but want to use some advanced tool rather than a camera, microphone, and lights? Well, this stream deck consists of 6 programmable keys, along with an LCD that allows you to program your custom shortcuts to control their streaming software efficiently.

WORKING

It also has two rotary encoders. The rotary encoders have push buttons underneath them, which allows you to slide through a video and to adjust audio levels.
The hardware of the circuit divides it into two parts:
One is responsible for handling all the display tasks powered by Arduino-Nano while the other senses button inputs and sends USB keyboard commands powered by Arduino Pro Micro.

COMPONENTS REQUIRED

Arduino Pro Micro
Arduino Nano
LCD Screen
SD Card
Pushbuttons
Rotary Encoder
Ribbon cable
Resistor kit
RGB LEDs
Male/Female Header Kit

PCB DESIGN

The PCB for the project is designed in EAGLE software. Here is the layout of the PCB designed in the software.

PCB layout for Stream Deck
PCB layout for Stream Deck

And here is the fabricated PCB received from PCBWay.

Fabricated PCB from PCBWay
Fabricated PCB from PCBWay

The fabricated PCB looks similar to the PCB designed in EAGLE software.

To know more about the above-discussed project, click here.

 


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