Last year I was hosting a meetup on designing circuit boards in Oslo.
We designed a cool display using 90 LEDs!
But, one of the first things that happened was this:
Almost everybody got different errors in the software we were using; KiCad.
The thing was that Kicad was undergoing major changes.
Version 5 was just released. So I created the circuit a week before the meetup, with the newest version.
And I told everybody to download the latest version of Kicad before coming.
A couple of days before KiCad released a new version…
So most people downloaded this new version, which was different from mine.
And lots of things had changed, especially with the libraries.
Which, of course, created lots of issues.
And we had to fix lots of errors.
Actually – it was great!
People learned how to fix errors with libraries, which made them understand KiCad even better!
And together, we found some new exciting features.
One of the participants exclaimed at the end:
“This was awesome! I used to be afraid of designing circuit boards, but now I see that it’s actually quite easy.”
Errors and failures aren’t bad – they help you learn.
Especially if you’re part of a group where you can ask for help.
At Ohmify, you can learn electronics from scratch.
You’ll also learn lots of valuable skills for when you want to build your own ideas with electronics – such as creating your own printed circuit boards.
And of course, you can ask for help if you get stuck.
Learn more here:
Keep On Soldering!
Oyvind @ build-electronic-circuits.com