Name: [15922] jharvey
Member: 66 months
Authored: 9 videos
Description: I'm an Engineer who has found showmedo's tutorials very Handy. I've self learned several programs, and I look forward to showmedoing some of them to help make it easier for others to learn. ...

KICAD [ID:1294]

a series of video-tutorials by jharvey

A quick view of the basics of KICAD a Printed Circuit Board layout tool.

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1. KICAD intro (part 1 of 4)

Top level of KICAD where other sub programs are called from.

2. KICAD basic Gerber file viewing (part 4 of 4)

This briefly views the Gerber files generated in this tutorial such that they can be verified before being sent off to the MFG

3. KICAD basic PCB layout (part 3 of 4)

This shows how to do a basic layout with KICAD. Two components (Modules) are imported, traces are routed with a couple via and Gerber files are made.

4. KICAD basic schematic (part 2 of 4)

Drawing a couple components in a schematic, then creating a net list such that it's ready for PCB layout.

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