The Art of IoT


Printed circuits for beginners

Christchurch, New Zealand

For Christmas 2018 I made an IoT-enabled LED star for our Christmas tree. I designed it in an afternoon and had the circuit boards in my hands 5 days later, for a cost of $5.00 for ten.

Learn how to get the most out of PCB design tools and PCB manufacture services to let your electronic circuits become a feature of your art.

A circuit board doesn’t have to be green, and it doesn’t have to be rectangular. You can make your circuit part of your art by varying

  • the shape of the board itself, or
  • including artistic elements in the silk-screen overlay, or even
  • make your copper tracks an artwork of their own