In Part 6 of the Digi-Key Introduction to KiCad series Shawn walks us through the board layout stage with pcbnew. Shawn will show us how to import a net list, arrange components, draw a board outline, and make trace connections.
Digi-Key Electronics presents: An introduction to KiCad with engineering superhero Shawn Hymel. In the first part of this series Shawn discusses how PCBs are made and the benefits of utilizing KiCad as a design tool. KiCad is a free and open source platform which makes it great for learning how to make your own PCBs while still being powerful enough to do more complicated design work.
My goal is to create a name badge I can wear at conferences and Maker Faires. This was first step to verify the KiCad schematic and KiCad footprints work. I will post more information as the badge project progresses.
KiCad PCB design files:
- repo: pdp7/kicad-teensy-epaper
- commit: 54458f4
- requires KiCad library wickerlib by Jenner Hanni of Wickerbox Electronics for the 34-position FPC connector that the e-paper display plugs into:
The board is shared on OSH Park:
Bill of Materials (BoM)
- uses EPD215 Arduino Library by Jarek Lupinski for his E-paper Teensy Shield
- requires pinout modification:
EPD215 epaper( 17, 16, 14, 15, 13, 11 );