Design with KiCad 5
What you'll learn
- This course is based on the previous version of KiCad which is KiCad 5, if you are willing to study the new KiCad 6 please look for "DESIGN WITH KICAD 6" course
- Using KiCad for Printed Circuit Board design.
- Starting from schematics to the ready to manufacture designs.
- Using the schematics editor and the PCB Layout Editor for generating ready to manufacture designs.
- Using Electrical Rule Checker(ERC) and Design Rule Checker (DRC)
- General Idea about PCB types.
- Calculating tracks widths and spacing using KiCad Calculator.
- PCB design beyond connoting pads and tracks.
- BOM generation and sending designs to manufacturers and a look at the manufactured boards.
- 3D View of the project and exporting to 3D design software
- Course ends with two real projects.
- Students should know basics of electronics
This course is for the previous version of KiCad, which is KiCad 5. the latest version is KiCad. If you are not looking specifically for KiCad 5 then stay tuned, the KiCad 6 course will be published very soon.
This course will teach you in a systematic way how to use KiCad for your Printed Circuit Board design, it will take you from not knowing the software to making a development board at the final project without overwhelming you with a large number of hours of videos to watch.
The approach is to teach you the software through creating a simple project and continuing it in every following section in the workflow to create the final design.
The course ends with a project to create REV1 of a motor controller board, then you will be asked to create REV2 of it.
The last project will be creating a development board with the guidance of the videos and lectures text in the final section.
Extreme care was given while creating the lectures of the course for the best video and audio quality, and smooth transition between lectures. all efforts were done to average the videos of the lectures to about 5 minutes were possible
Who this course is for:
- Electronics hobbyists, electrical and electronics engineering students, engineers, and whoever is interested in creating Printed Circuit Boards
I am a P.Eng (Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada) and CID ( Certified Interconnect Designer) by IPC, the organization that writes electronics design and assembly standards that are accepted world wide. I started as a field service engineer in the Middle East and North Africa, then a senior service engineer.
Through out my career I used to teach specialized software and hardware to people from different cultures, especially in grand and large format printers and color reproduction systems and workflow.
Few years ago I wanted to apply for a patent and I wanted to design the PCB for it myself, so is started digging in the PCB Design software and world. my patent technically is Patent Pending.
I though of utilizing my joy and experience in teaching into this on-line course.