If you’re interested in designing your own PCBs–I know I am!–it seems like a very daunting challenge, with lots of stuff to learn. Michael Leonard’s great PCB design guide is just the ticket! In his blog post, Michael describes PCB features like the board, layers, traces, vias, solder mask, silk screen, and so on. Then he provides some helpful design tips. It looks like Michael plans to follow up with a 2nd half of the article, wherein he plans to cover the actual process of designing the board in software, so check back with him. [thanks, Colin!]