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Postponed as I do not want to give you all the flu, I'll try to reschedule soon, sorry
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Revision as of 15:14, 6 February 2015

PCB Design workshop
Date 2015/02/08
Location POSTPONED due to illness
Type Workshop
Contact Brainsmoke


Postponed as I do not want to give you all the flu, I'll try to reschedule soon, sorry We'll start around 15:00

Workshop focus

Learn how to design your own PCB and how to prepare the files to send off to a PCB fab. (Making them yourself is also possible.)


What do you need to participate?

  • An idea of what to make
  • A circuit schematic
  • A mouse with scroll functionality (optional)

Schematic ideas

Please add what you'd like to make

  • Led strip(/dome/globe/cube/)... (see polyhedrone)
  • Arduino clone
  • Capacitive touch buttons
  • Carambola2 / esp8266 / ??? breakout board
  • Etching tutorial how to transfer toner ink to PCB drill holes (tools and equipment)
  • Who has equipment in amsterdam or can etch PCB (where to print the circuits and what is the best medium for PCB toner transfer or develpoing the circuit on the PCB
  • better methods than PCB etching like using a mill with coordinates to mill the PCB
  • 3d printed circuits is it worth to try conductive filament and 3d print the PCB


Workshop organiser




  • Design PCBs using KiCAD (open source), or possibly eagle
    • Schematic creation (creating the schematic in KiCAD, designing the schematic is not the main focus of this workshop)
    • Netlist / footprint matching / footprint generation
    • Layout design
    • Routing
    • Rules check
    • Artwork / SVG -> kicad conversion
    • Gerber file generation
    • Gerber file inspection
  • Order PCBs
  • Etching and things . . considerations