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Intro to KiCAD Workshop
Author: Laboratory for Interconnected Devices
Posted: June 1, 2016

Learn how to make Circuit Boards!

The PSU Laboratory for Interconnected Devices (LID) presents an introductory workshop that teaches you about printed circuit boards (PCBs), and how to design them using the free and open source KiCAD schematic and PCB tool.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Schematics and PCBs
  • How to start a new project
  • How to make a new schematic
    • Drawing a schematic
    • Organizing the schematic parts libraries
    • Adding a new component to the schematics part library
    • Checking the schematic
  • Assigning footprints
    • Footprint library organization and management
    • Adding a new footprint to the libraries
  • Generating a new PCB board design
    • Placement of parts
    • Simple routing of traces
  • Checking the PCB design
  • Generating output files for production

About the PSU LID

The PSU LID is PSU's rapid prototyping facility, or "Maker Space"! 3D printers, laser cutters, and PCB milling machines, and all sorts of test equipment let you create your million-dollar idea into a physical reality, in just hours! We also offer workshops in a vast assortment of other tools including 2D and 3D CAD modeling, soldering skills, and test and measurement skills.

For more information and to sign up visit http://psu-epl.github.io/ !!