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I’ve added a bunch of modules to my KiCad library. These have not yet been vetted, so approach with caution. Here’s what’s new or changed: New library mfk-ipc-7351-diode.mod with: mfk-SOD3716X135N (SOD-123 diode) New library mfk-smd-not-ipc.mod with: mfk-fairchild-SOT23 (Fairchild version of … Continue reading
Here’s a workaround I used in a KiCad layout that involved a DRC error with a module’s (non-conducting) mounting pin. The mounting pin is physically close enough to an electrical pin that it makes the DRC clearance test fail. The … Continue reading
The ps2pdf-d script I developed earlier worked fine for getting PDF from KiCad‘s Eeschema using Postscript as an intermediate format, but it falls short with Pcbnew because there is no way in Pcbnew to make a Postscript file that merges layers. … Continue reading
Update: Turns out SVG might be a better base than PostScript for this. See PDF output from KiCad in Linux from SVG. I’ve tried to get decent PDF output from KiCad‘s Eeschema a few different ways, but what I’ve found … Continue reading
I just noticed that my Mercurial repository of some KiCad modules I made never made it to the Web. Took care of that just now. You can access the repository at https://bitbucket.org/mithat/kicad-modules-mfk/.
Note: This is a 2011 repost from the now mostly defunct Biro Technology blog. I’m reposting it because it’s good information that belongs here. (P.S. Added it to the wiki.) I’ve been working a bit with KiCad lately and have … Continue reading
Since Olimex’s PCB prototype service is currently offline, I decided to try another provider for a project I’m working on. The one I settled on is OSH Park, and I have to say the online ordering process worked far more … Continue reading
I added a Quick Guide to Using KiCad for SPICE Simulation page to my wiki.
I recently delivered my first printed circuit board layout project using libre software. It’s an actively regulated, high current power supply for an audio equipment manufacturer, and it should be on the shelves in a month or so. The software … Continue reading