To design a circuit board, you need to understand basic electronic parts. If you aren’t familiar with electronics, please read the following electronics tutorials:
As part of the hardware design of your femtosat, you will have to incorporate the following components:
Microcontrollers are small computer chips. They execute code and can perform all kinds of different operations. It is going to be the brain of your femtosat. Your microcontroller is the same one used in the Arduino Uno (a small educational computer board). Using the same microcontroller makes it easier to practice and program your femtosat.