Session Title: diy-CAD
Attendees (who was there?):
- Shan He
Bar Session 23.3.2017:
- J. P.
- some other peaople
Overview of topic (3-6 sentences):
We have been testing the new workshop that i developed for GOSH, called diy-CAD (do-it-yourself Children Aided Design), specifiically for the Gär Lämpli project (fermentation lamp).
The core idea of the workshop-kit is tool for creative designs of printed circuit boards, introducing basic concepts of Open Hardware being something to re-design for your own use. going from an open/shared schematic and bill of materials to a manufacturable board, using SMD (surface mount devices) components.
The design tool is mostly pen and paper, where the footprint of the parts are scaled 400% and can be freely rearranged, and then a copper layer can be painted to draw the functional board design by hand.
This was the first time the kit was tested and i am very thankful for feedback if this is useful at all, or other uses of it.
Files and other documentation about it:
the kit is described here:
and can be downloaded printed from this pdf:
already discussed in an earlier topic in this forum, a kit to make kits with kids…
Please help me with some reflections and improvements of this kit.
here some photos:
a 360° view of the workshop setting:
and the stuff we created:
Anybody has some photos from the session in the bar?
I will now scan the designs and make .pdf and .gerber files. hopefully we can etch the boards tomorrow and take them home as souvenirs.