How To Set Up Design Rules In KiCad 6 (DFM Tutorial)

You probably already know that is important to tell KiCad the capabilities and limitations of your chosen fabricator to ensure the factory can manufacture your board. But how do we do this? This tutorial will teach you how to set up design for manufacture (DFM) in KiCad 6. If you are new or unfamiliar with…

How To Import an EAGLE Schematic into KiCad 6

So you finally decided to make the move from EAGLE to KiCad? In my own opinion, since the release of KiCad 6 there has been no better opportunity. I tried myself to make this migration several years back but back then I was not enough a fan of KiCad for the transition to stick. Although…

How To Make An Arduino Shield In KiCad 6 (it’s easier than you think!)

Designing your own Arduino shield is WAY easier that you might think! In this tutorial we will learn how to design a shield in KiCad, which can be manufactured for just a small cost. Nowadays its so easy and cost effective to get a PCB manufactured, most of the time it is preferable to just…

How To Add a Logo or Image To A PCB or Schematic in KiCad 6

Importing graphics into KiCad 6 is absolutely possible and has been made very easy with the Image Converter tool. This guide will walk you through the process of using Image Convertor, so that you can add your logos and other images to your PCB design. Why Is an Image Converter Required, anyway? Converting An Image…

How To Generate Gerber & Drill Files in KiCad 6

If you are looking to get your PCB fabricated or just want to learn how to output Gerber and Excellon manufacturing data, you have come to the right place! After working in various PCB engineering and management job roles for the last decade I have learned a thing or two about PCB manufacturing. However it…

KiCad 6: The 5 MOST Common FAQs For Beginners (Answered!)

If you are like me, a KiCad noob, and you recently decided to embark upon a journey to learn KiCad, you may very well benefit from checking out these top questions asked by KiCad beginners. Whether you are a seasoned PCB designer migrating from another software (such as EAGLE) or you are completely new to…

How To Add Arduino To An EAGLE Schematic

Learn step-by-step how to add Arduino into an EAGLE project, for building your own shield or embedding Arduino into your own project design! There are two ways that we can add an Arduino into an EAGLE project. The end goal is to have the desired Arduino board as a library component so that we can…

EAGLE Board And Schematic Are Not Consistent (How To Fix)

Any seasoned EAGLE enthusiast is sure to know about some of the quirks with the EAGLE user interface. One such quirk that is almost unavoidable is the inevitable inconsistency that can occur between the board and schematic files. Even the most careful user can find themself encountering the dreaded board and schematic are not consistent…