Seneca PCB

Create your OWN PCB NOW!

Seneca College offers a free PCB prototyping service to all ICT students and faculty!

PADS Tutorial

Want to design a board but don't know how? here's a simple tutorial on how to design a board:


Bit Sizes

When designing your PCB, keep in mind these following pointers:


Available Bits

Drill bits

0.5 mm drill

0.6 mm drill

0.7 mm drill

0.8 mm drill

0.9 mm drill

1.5 mm drill

Contour Router

1.0 mm

2.0 mm

Universal Milling Tool

0.2 mm

End Mill

1.0 mm

2.0 mm



Q: Why should I make my own PCB?
A: Because PCB Boards are:

Q: What program should I use to design my PCB?
A: There are a variety of CAD packages available to design Printed Circuit Boards. All packages will produce the Gerber and Excellion files needed to create a PCB.

Q: What program do you recommend?
A: Mentor Graphics is highly recommended

Q: How do I get my design into a real PCB?

A: You could zip your all your exported files and send it to us via email at It is recommended to use 7-zip to compress your files.

Q: How long does it take for one PCB to be printed out?
A: It takes approximately 1-2 weeks depending on the complexity of the traces


Protomat S62

Protomat S62

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The LPKF ProtoMat® S62 introduces a new era of state-of-the-art circuit board plotters for in-house rapid PCB prototyping. This compact high-speed plotter provides unequaled precision and performance for quickly and easily milling and drilling circuit board prototypes in a single day.

For more information about the Protomat S62: click here



The PCB Lab is located at:


Past Projects

Here are some of the projects the PCB lab has made:

Seneca has developed a board that would demonstrate prospective students a simple connection between Visual Basic and LabJack. This is a board that would output commands sent by a program made in Visual Basic.

PCB Sample   PCBSample   

Students of the APE553 Applied Electronics show their newly-printed precision DC-coupled ADC boards. The project design was taken from the Electronic Design article by Prutchi/Norris of August 19th, 2002.

PCB Sample   PCB Sample   


Contact Information

You may send your zipped project/design files to: