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Design Circuit Boards with KiCad

Hack Manhattan

Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Design Circuit Boards with KiCad

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Event Details

Tired of giant solder globs on protoboards?

Can’t afford an expensive EDA license?

Designing boards larger than 4 by 4 meters?

KiCad may be for you. KiCad is the leading free and open source EDA suite for schematic capture and circuit board design. We will provide a gentle introduction to KiCad in an afternoon.

The class will cover:

  • Schematic capture
  • Custom schematic symbols and libraries
  • Board layout
  • Custom footprints
  • Getting your boards manufactured

You don’t need experience with PCB design, but you must understand the basics of circuit boards and be able to read a schematic. You should know what most of these words mean: trace, via, ground plane, through hole, surface mount, pad, solder mask. (Reading and understanding the relevant Wikipedia pages is enough.)

You must also bring a laptop with the January 2012 Windows or Linux version of KiCad. Macs with Linux running in a virtual machine are okay, the Mac version is not.

Check out our outline for the class.

KiCad schematic example

Have questions about Design Circuit Boards with KiCad? Contact Hack Manhattan

When & Where

Hack Manhattan
137 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Hack Manhattan

Hack Manhattan is a non-profit cooperative space in Lower Manhattan dedicated to technology, science, and art.

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