We are teaching an introductory KiCad class on Sunday, December 2. KiCad is the leading open source circuit board design package. Take this class if you’d like to get started creating your own custom printed circuit boards, or if you already have some experience but are tired of expensive commercial packages with size or layer limits.
The workshop 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 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.