S1E12 Chatshaala with electronics gadgets | PCB Layout using KiCAD

S1E12 Chatshaala with electronics gadgets | PCB Layout using KiCAD
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  • Links to recordings: here
  • Here is the room link to join: chaatshala
  • Timings: Mo-Fr 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Today we explored the followings:

KiCAD : The Open Source software for designing Schematic and PCB Layout.

Designed PCB Layout of simple power supply in PCB Layout Editor of KiCAD.

  • Open PCB Layout Editor
  • Update PCB from Schematic
  • Load Netlist
  • Placing Components on top layer
  • Routing bottom layer
  • Darwing Edge for dimension
  • Adding text to the PCB silkscreen
  • Viewing 3D model for the PCB

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You can also post your question and discuss in this thread.

Happy Exploring!

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Some 3d models of components are not visible above. Probably some libraries not installed, or the foot prints used did not have a 3d model.

Here is my pcb 3d view. My connector does not have a 3d model, hence it is rendered only as a silk screen foot print.
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With Kicad one can view the 3d in realtime as one places components. This is very useful if one has a cad design for housing. We can add the housing as a custom part and place the PCB inside, then move components in realtime.

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I could not log back in, once I logged out during the session. :frowning:

Nevertheless, watched the recording later on. :+1: Ashish showed a ‘handmade’ PCB. Thanks Ashish! :slight_smile:

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Saw that the traces have to be hand-routed in KiCAD, Does KiCAD provide autorouting, the way Eagle does?

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