At MIT and UW, I designed a lot of small electronic and mechanical devices for wearable, sensor network, and robotics applications. For someone doing this for the first time, it can be an overwhelming experience. I thought it might be helpful to share what I’ve learned over the years in designing these miniature devices. Having a guide like this would have saved me a lot of time and frustration.

I haven’t yet written some of the pages below

Electronics design

Designing small circuit boards
Assembling circuit boards by hand
Assembling circuit boards in factory
Places to manufacture boards
Designing flexible circuits
Altium Designer tips
Debugging circuits

Mechanical design

Small motors and actuators
Small sensors

Mechanical Manufacturing

Molding rubber tires

Interesting stuff

Interesting toys