Monthly Archives: June 2017

PCB designing part 3: Finishing your PCB design (KiCad)

Learn how to design your own PCB board in KiCad: The time has come to finish the designing of our PCB board using the Kicad software. Insert the netlist file (which was generated in the last tutorial) into the program. The schematics and the footprints of the components are contained in this file. After […]

FreeCAD tutorial: creating 3D model for KiCAD

In this tutorial I’ll show how to create simple and parametrized 3D model for KiCAD using FreeCAD. See for text version. How to import 3D models to KiCAD: =================================== В этом уроке я покажу, как создать простую и параметризуемую модель для KiCAD во FreeCAD. Текстовый вариант на Как импортировать 3D модели в […]

How to Test a 3, 4 or 5 Pin Relay – With or Without a Diagram

Here is a video on how you can test a Relay with or without a diagram. I cover 3.4 and 5 pin relays and all you need is a 12v source, a multimeter and a test light. Multimeter Used in Video: Test Light Used in the Video: You may also find these other […]

KiCAD tutorial 5: Create a library and put your own component in that library

This KiCAD tutorial shows how to create a library in KiCAD, how to create your own component and put into the library and how to actually use it in your schematic and PCB design. source

KiCad Tutorial Part 10 – Design Rules Check and Plotting Output

Numato Lab’s KiCad tutorial series part 9. This tutorial explains how to run DRC (Design Rules Check) on your design and how to generate files necessary for manufacturing your PCB. source

Creating Footprints with the Module Editor – Getting To Blinky KiCad Tutorial – Part 5

This video shows creating simple footprints within the module editor in KiCad. Using this tool you can input components that do not use standard footprints (especially good for connectors). This is in addition to all of the standard footprints chosen in Part 4 of the Getting To Blinky tutorial ( At the end of this […]