I want to make a simple PCB, so I'm looking at Eagle as it seems to be what other hobbiests use.
The board is 8" x 8", and will have only a few LEDs and chip resistors on it. I don't need multiple layers, libraries, autorouting, or even drilled holes. I could make the PCB by hand with a utility knife, but I thought using a PCB program would be neater and cause less hand stress. BUT it seems the Eagle program is more than $1000 to do this! Do other hobbiests really spend this? (I was hoping for free...)
My question: Is there another program out there cheaper, Eagle just seems unreasonably priced.