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.
Sean Hodgins has a great tutorial on surface mount soldering:
I feel like surface mount soldering has a bad reputation. It can seem daunting to someone who has never tried it. Since a lot of my project involve using surface mount components, I thought it would be a good idea to make something to inspire people to try it out (without risking expensive components or their custom project).
Decide how you want to assemble your SMD Challenge Kit (re, the video) you can choose to use a soldering iron, or a reflow oven. They take about the same amount of time but using the soldering iron can be a little more challenging and doesn’t require a cheap toaster oven.
- Bill of Materials for PCB on FindChips.com
- PCB Files on GitHub – or order them on my Tindie Store(soon) or get them by being a Patron.
- Solder Paste (for reflow oven)
- Solder for Hand Soldering
- Flux for Fixing
- CR2032 Battery
This course shows how to make a custom but very simple piece of electronics for the Raspberry Pi platform. The primary purpose is to get users building something in KiCad as fast as possible.
The free course contains four videos:
ChrisGammell has shared the board on OSH Park: