KiCad Version 6.0.0 with New Interface and Improved PCB Design Experience
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KiCad Version 6.0.0 with New Interface and Improved PCB Design Experience

Many of you might be familiar with the Eagle PCB software suite for electronic design automation. Similar open-source software was introduced about 3 decades ago, KiCad EDA has released a new version with “substantial improvements”. If you are an embedded electronic hacker, KiCad is...

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Seeed’s Open Parts Library (OPL) adds SnapEDA models for faster electronics production
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Seeed’s Open Parts Library (OPL) adds SnapEDA models for faster electronics production

The addition of SnapEDA CAD models into the OPL further streamlines parts selection, design and manufacturing Today, Seeed, a leading global PCB manufacturer based in Shenzhen, is adding SnapEDA computer-aided design (CAD) models to the Seeed and ShenZhen Open Parts Libraries (OPLs),...

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An Inkscape extension for exporting drawings into a KiCad PCB
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An Inkscape extension for exporting drawings into a KiCad PCB

Certain electronic applications may require circuits that can fit in a small space, may call for the layout such that the outputs and input pins line up in the enclosure. This can all be possible with custom Printed Circuit Boards(PCBs). Custom PCBs can be used in industries, medical...

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Koki’o Project Case Goes Live On Crowdsupply
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Koki’o Project Case Goes Live On Crowdsupply

Cowfish Studio has announced the launch of the Koki’o Project Case on Crowdsupply. The Koki’o project case is an open frame design that allows for panoramic viewing of your PCB while protecting the board from harmful contact with hands or tools. The open design also allows entry of...

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SnapEDA launches new KiCad plugin to help engineers design electronics faster
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SnapEDA launches new KiCad plugin to help engineers design electronics faster

Today, SnapEDA - a company that helps engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers - is launching a new KiCad plugin, allowing designers to search and download its computer-aided design (CAD) models directly within the KiCad PCB design environment. KiCad is a free and...

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Convert EasyEDA files to KiCad with just one click
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Convert EasyEDA files to KiCad with just one click

Uri Shaked has just unveiled the result of his work on a script that is able to convert the cloud-based design tool EasyEDA files to the popular KiCad format. This way you are able to benefit the best characteristics of the two design tools and easily migrate from one tool to the...

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Top 10 +1 Free PCB Design Software for 2021
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Top 10 +1 Free PCB Design Software for 2021

After the official birth of commercial EDA since 1981, different design software as been produced from the EDA industry. Printed Circuit Boards, also known as PCBs, are the foundation of any hardware-based product. Before EDA software, Engineers usually designed electronics circuitry and...

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Digi-Key announces supplier-driven KiCad Library
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Digi-Key announces supplier-driven KiCad Library

Digi-Key Electronics has announced the release of a new secondary KiCad library, known as the Digi-Key Partner Library, on GitHub. This is intended to be a supplement to the existing Digi-Key KiCad library released last year. Whereas the previous library was developed and curated by...

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