Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
KiCad is a free utility for designing and laying out printed circuit boards. Printed circuit boards connect your circuits together without the need for breadboards and jumper wires. With circuit prototyping services cheaper than ever, it's simple to turn your design into a real, working board.
This workshop will cover the basics of KiCad, from Schematic Capture, to Board Layout, you'll walk out of the workshop with the knowledge necessary to take your circuit ideas from dream to reality.
If you're already familiary with Eagle, KiCad has a number of advantages, including unlimited board size, up to 16 copper layers on your board, multiple sheets of schematic, and more.
More information and resources can be found at: http://meatandnetworking.com/w/Kicad_Resources
Come with your laptop, running Windows, Linux or Mac OSX. Please pre-install the KiCad software, available here: http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main_Page
Mac Users: It is strongly recommended that you run KiCad inside of the Windows or Linux environments. KiCad is open source software, undergoing active development. Its fit and finish on OSX is not quite a high as on other operating systems.
When & Where
LVL1 is a Louisville hackerspace.
LVL1's mission is to provide a shared space for collaborative technical and artistic experimentation in the Louisville area. We are a non-profit organization following the hackerspace model currently flourishing in cities all over the world. Our goal is to create an open workspace where engineers, artists and educators can meet and collaborate. LVL1 is where we begin making amazing things.