The full video for this interview is available, please check it out. In this episode, Peter Dalmaris talks with Wayne Stambaugh. Wayne has been a developer for the KiCad project for over 12 years and the lead project developer for the last 6 years. He is an electronics engineer with over 30 years of experience in […]
KiCad, which started as a private project by Jean-Pierre Charras, an Academic at IUT de Grenoble in 1992 (just a couple of years after the Web was born!!!), is now the PCB design tool of choice for thousands of professional engineers and hobbyists.
Wayne, a self taught programmer, is the current leader for the KiCad project. He was one of the first contributors to the project when he joined in 2006. If fact, it was a team of three: Jean-Pierre Charras (the original creator), Dick Hollenbeck (the first project leader), and Wayne.
It is now March 31, and time to draw the lucky winner of the raffle. The winner will get a free ticket to the first ever KiCad conference. Please watch the draw in this video. The lucky winner is Lawrence Joy with his PCB “Audio Interface II”, pictured below:In Larry’s words, this board is an “Audio […]
KiCad has its own conference! In April 26 and 27, the 1st KiCad Conference (KiCon), will take place in Chicago. Tech Explorations is a proud sponsor of the conference, and we have a ticket, valued at $99, to give out. Why would you want to go to KiCon? To begin with, checkout the speakers and […]
The ebook version (in PDF, epub and mobi formats) is available now at the Tech Explorations bookstore. You can find detailed information about this book here. Since Kicad first appeared in the PCB CAD world in 1992, it has gone through 5 major versions and evolved into a serious alternative to commercial alternatives. Once thought […]
How to use FreeRouting to route a 4-layer board_1.mp4 [00:00:00] Hi it’s Peter here from Tech Explorations. Now as you may know I’m working on a book for Kicad and in this book I cover a lot of nice features in Kicad 5. And of course a lot of general PCB computer aided design issues […]
This is a recipe from my new book “Kicad Like a Pro” , 2nd edition. This book should be available in late 2018 in print and ebook editions. A video course is also in the works. In this recipe, you will learn how to create a custom component (or symbol as it is also known). […]
In Kicad 5, the autorouter that was included in Kicad 4 has been removed. It is likely that a new autorouter will be added in the future. Until then, you can use an external autorouter. In this recipe you will learn how to use Freerouting, and open source autorouter. The online project home for Freerouting […]