Category Archives: PCB Layout & Design

PCB Arrival from Quick-Teck

The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has arrived from Quick-Teck, much quicker than I had anticipated and looking great.  QT have done a fine job, the board looks perfect. It is twice the normal weight copper, 2Oz as opposed to 1Oz.  It … Continue reading

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PCB Ready for Production?

The layout of the PCB using Kicad is now done and I’ve passed the files over to Quick-teck for checking over. These guys are based in the UK and have an instant, online manufacturing quote widget so you can see … Continue reading

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All Change Again …

I have now decided to go for one box instead of two connected by an umbilical cord. This means I don’t have to try to put a big connector on the PCB which was proving difficult; getting the tracks past … Continue reading

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KiCad PCBNew Last Lines

I just have a few lines to do for the left hand channel and then I can compare it all to the circuit diagram as a last check and then start on the right channel. Easier said than done, especially … Continue reading

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White Lines to Green Lines

Slowly but surely I am converting all the white lines into green lines. White lines show where things need to be connected to each other, green lines show where they will be physically routed to make that connection. Much more … Continue reading

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PCB Layout and Design using KiCad

The layout of the PCB is progressing well. I spent a few days getting the hardware (as in the old physical sense, not the new computer speak) right which gave me the size of the PCB. I now have a … Continue reading

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