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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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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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Kicad Footprints: One step at a time …

See what I did there?  Clever huh.  A bit cheesy so I’m cringing. Making good progress at the moment. I have now finished the schematic and am now creating the Kicad Footprints for the amplifier’s printed circuit board. The first one … Continue reading

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Kicad PCB Software 3rd Attempt

I’m finally starting to get to grips with this Kicad software. The first attempt output nothing but errors. For the second attempt I used someone else’s files, having re-written the schematic to suit my circuit. But there were footprints missing and … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect Continues

The schematic for the Amplifier Board, using the application Kicad, is now finished. It’s a complicated collection of applications, one to layout the circuit, another to layout the PCB, another to create the Gerber files – whatever they are, I’m … Continue reading

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KiCad EDA Software on a Mac using OS X

It is a very good piece of software. It has some strange quirks but once you get used to it, there is a lot of powerful stuff going on. Being totally new to it, I spent a while getting comfortable … Continue reading

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