Intro to KiCad with Shawn Hymel

Digi-Key presents An Intro to KiCad – Part 1: How PCBs Are Made with Shawn Hymel:

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.


Intro to KiCad with Shawn Hymel

E-Paper Breakout Board for Teensy

Breakout board designed in KiCad to connect Pervasive Displays 2.15″ E-Paper (E2215CS062) to Teensy 3.2 or Teensy LC. Based Teensy E-Paper Shield by Jarek Lupinski in EAGLE.

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:

The board is shared on OSH Park:

E-Paper Breakout Board for Teensy


Order from OSH Park

Bill of Materials (BoM)


Source Code

  • uses EPD215 Arduino Library by Jarek Lupinski for his E-paper Teensy Shield
  • requires pinout modification:



Related: Jarek’s ePaper Teensy shield

E-Paper Breakout Board for Teensy