Ask KiCad developer about V6

Watch live right now on YouTube!

Find out more about the KiCon 2020 Developers Q&A:

For participating and streaming, see the event page for more info.

Ask KiCad developer about V6

KiCon 2020 to take place October 3rd

An update from the KiCon website:

After a successful first year of KiCon in 2019, we decided to change venues. We were very excited to hold the conference at CERN, a major contributor to the KiCad project. However, Coronavirus / COVID-19 changed a lot of plans, including ours.

We will be hosting a short program on October 3rd. The key focus will be a developer session, where members of the community can hear about the changes to the upcoming version 6 software, and ask questions directly to the developers. Further planning details to follow.

KiCon 2020 to take place October 3rd

Intro to Python scripting in KiCad

Great introduction to Python scripting in KiCad from Maciej ‘Orson’ Suminski:

“The Python Whisperer Guide”

The Python scripting interface in KiCad is a powerful tool that can relieve you from repetitive and tedious tasks. It is also a great method to address issues that are specific to your workflow and are not likely to be solved in the upstream code. In this talk, I will show you how to start your scripting adventure with KiCad by explaining the principles of python scripting and exploring a few examples. Do not be afraid…pythons are not venomous.

Screenshot from 2020-04-20 16-55-50Slides are available:

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Intro to Python scripting in KiCad

KiCon 2020 announced

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After a successful first year of KiCon in 2019 in Chicago, it will change venues to CERN, a major contributor to the KiCad project!

KiCon 2020: A KiCad conference at CERN, September 11th-13th, 2020

More details soon!  If you’re interested in being involved, the following email addresses can be used to contact the right people about this event:

KiCon 2020 announced

Hardware Happy Hour Chicago tonight, KiCon tomorrow!

Exciting times for people in Chicago that like hardware!

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Tonight, Thursday, April 25th is Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago at Ballast Point!  It’s an informal hardware show ‘n tell that is a lot of fun:

April 3H Chicago Meetup (KiCon eve!)

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019, 7:00 PM

Ballast Point Brewing Chicago
212 N Green St Chicago, il

38 Members Attending

Please bring your latest project with you! Anything you’re working on, electrical, mechanical or software works! We want to see the stuff that you’re interested in!

Check out this Meetup →

And KiCon 2019 begins tomorrow!  Come learn more about designing circuit boards with KiCad.

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There is also a party at Chicago hackerspace Pumping Station: One on Friday night and then a Bring-A-Hack party with Hackaday on Saturday night.

Look for our Drew Fustini (@pdp7) in purple at all the above events!

Hardware Happy Hour Chicago tonight, KiCon tomorrow!