26 Pcb

Chapter 26 - Let’s make our own PCB #


First things first, we’re going to be using Kicad, so you’ll want to go grab that from the repos. While that’s downloading and installing give this a watch to get the basics down:

image/svg+xml 1) Create a project File New Project New Project cheatsheet 2) Eeschema : draw the schematic Add components : A Move item1 : M + Copy item : C + Copy selection : + Shift Delete item : Del + Delete selection : Shift Ctrl + + Rotate item : R + Mirror item : Y + X / Add wires : W Edit properties : E Add power symbols : P Add no-connect : Q Add text : T Add labels : L List of shortcuts : ? Grab item1 : G + Edit value : V 1grab keeps connections, move doesn't 3) Create new components as necessary If editing an existing library : Select working library Draw component Add pins Library editor / Load component to edit from current library Create new component Save current component to new library / Update current component into current library Preferences Component libraries How to load the new library in Eeschema : Component library files Add Select your .lib file P 4) Create and assign footprints Footprint Editor If editing an existing library : Select active library Draw component Add pins / Load footprint from library New footprint Create new library and save current footprint / Save footprint in active library Run CvPcb to associate components and footprints Preferences Footprint libraries How to load the new library in CvPcb : Append with wizard Select your .pretty folder Generate netlist 6) Export Gerbers File Plot Generate Drill File Plot + Check result using GerbView Anthony Gautier - http://silica.io http://kicad-pcb.org/help/documentation/ 5) Pcbnew : design the layout Read netlist Select top layer : Copy item : Rotate item : Add via : Switch posture : Add tracks : Switch track width : Drag track : Fill zones : 3D viewer : Design Rules Layers Setup Design Rules + Grab item1 : M + C + R + V Q X W D B + 3 Alt Shift + ( ) G + 1grab keeps connections, move doesn't (Only for AZERTY keyboards) Move item1 : Select bottom layer : PgDn PgUp

Sorce: Foalyy @ https://forum.kicad.info/t/cheatsheet-for-kicad/5247


Let KiCad and Python design your PCB Coils [Hackaday]

KiCad STM32 + RF + USB Hardware Design (YouTube, Phil’s Lab)

Chapter 26.1 - PCB ‘Badges’ #


Source: @AkioOhtori on Twitter

Furby Theremin Badge (Tindie, Harbinger LTD)


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