Gerber files are actually images of your Printed Circuit Board (PCB). And it’s a universal way of sending your design to a PCB manufacturer. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create Gerber files in KiCad.
As you start building bigger projects, you'll quickly realize the value of designing your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).
Because your own PCB design makes it easy to design circuits with lots of components. And you can use modern chips that come as surface mount devices (SMD).
And PCB design is a skill that anyone can learn. Actually, it's both cheap and easy to get started!
This page contains a library of resources to help you get started designing your own printed circuit boards.
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This step-by-step guide on PCB design will show you exactly how to design your first printed circuit boards from scratch.
Learn each step from idea to finished board. No prior experience needed.
A common decision to make for hobbyists and inventors is Kicad vs Eagle. Both of them are decent programs for designing your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). And both are very popular. But if you’re just starting out, which one should you choose? After six months of testing, I am finally ready to give you […]
Do you have an idea for an electronic product that you know will sell? Do you know how to create it? Back in the days, my friends Olav and Elias and I were certain that we had a revolutionary product idea. We wanted to develop a touch-less controller for games, so that you could play […]
Oh man! When I made my first printed circuit board, I was so thrilled! It was extremely satisfying to be able to touch my own circuit board design. And today it’s time you learn it too. And the truth is that the process isn’t that hard. There are just a few steps you need to […]
When you design a circuit board, you need to follow the PCB design rules of your manufacturer. These rules are the limits of the machine that makes the circuit boards. The first time I looked at the rules I got really bummed out because it seemed so freakin’ complicated. “Why can’t they just make my […]