[Day 3] - KiCAD PCB Designing Workshop


#1

Hi Guys,

Here you go. Thanks to @kaspar for facilitating the session.

Paricipants:
1. Isaac
2. Tamara
3. Pollock
4. Carmen
5. Tony Yet
6. Akshai M

Steps Involved :

  1. Make a new project.

  2. Think of a circuit, LED Circuit.

  3. Select Eeschema.

  4. Place components. Use shortcuts “A” to do placing. “R” to rotate. “M” to move.

  5. Place wires.
    kicad_1

  6. Mark the values using “E”
    kicad_2

7.Annotate and do CvPCB to do footprint assignment. Generate Netlist

  1. Open PCB editor and load netlist route components.
  2. To use 3d viewer use Alt + 3.
  3. Add GOSH 2018 Badge !
  4. File >> Plot >> Gerbers. Share the gerbers to PCB Manufacturer.
  5. Use tracespace.io to view the PCB files.

#2

Thanks Akshai, you even added pictures! If anyone has any questions about KiCad feel free to ask here. There is also a very active forum about KiCad: