Design a Kitchen Timer With Kicad
Learn to design your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) from scratch with Kicad. You'll design a cool kitchen timer using an LED display.
Creating Printed Circuit Boards is probably my favorite skill in electronics.
When I learned that it was easy AND that it didn't have to cost a lot of money - I was in electronics-heaven.
Because when you know how to design your own printed circuit boards - or PCBs - you can:
- Use as many components as you want
- Easily add modern technology to your gadets (WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, ++)
- Have a large amount of wires without loosing control
These are things you just won't get when creating circuits on prototyping boards.
I love electronics, and I've been building things with electronics since I was a kid. It such a great feeling when you build something and it works! And I want more people to have that.
Since I was a kid trying to learn electronics, I always felt that electronics was taught in a very complicated way. So since 2012 I've been working on new ways to teach electronics so that beginners can quickly get up to speed and start building cool things.
M. Sc. in microelectronics. Author of Electronics For Kids ++.
StartSchematics: Create a New Project (0:31)
StartSchematics: Add Components (1:21)
StartSchematics: Define Footprints (1:25)
StartSchematics: ERC and Netlist (0:21)
StartBoard Layout: Read Netlist (0:23)
StartBoard Layout: Move Components (0:21)
StartBoard Layout: Draw Connections (0:22)
StartBoard Layout: Board Outline (0:19)
StartBoard Layout: Finished board (0:44)