KiCad at Microchip Mass. 18-10-04

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Microchip Regional Training Centers

GST 0012: Schematic Capture and PCB Layout with Free Open Source KiCad

http://secure.microchip.com/rtcv2/ViewSeminarDetail.aspx?SeminarDetailID=6010

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Schematic capture and PCB layout tools can be expensive. Sharing designs using commercial tools is a problem if everyone does not have the same tools. KiCad is a free open source tool set that runs on Windows Linux or Macintosh and is as feature rich as tools costing thousands of dollars per module.

OUTLINE:  Projects  Libraries  Schematic Capture  Symbol Creation  Netlists  BOMs  PCB Layout  Footprints  Design Rules  3D Views of PCBs  Gerber Files  Ordering your PCBs

MATERIALS: A DVD containing a PDF of the presentation and copies of the FREE software tools

REQUIRED: Students should bring their own computer. Payment 1 week in advance.

FEE: $299.00 per person.

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Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Arrival/Check In
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Presentation:
   
Host By: Microchip

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Where:

Westboro/Boston Sales Office Map
Westboro Executive Park
112 Turnpike Road, Suite 100
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581
USA

 

via

https://plus.google.com/+MicrochipTech/posts/WDaCK9RTVzq

 


http://kicad-pcb.org/

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Who is the priest?

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Can only guess

Digi-Key is a KiCad sponsor.

Shawn Hymel at SparkFun Electronics does the KiCad videos for Digi-Key.

 

http://kicad-pcb.org/about/kicad/ (bottom)
https://www.digikey.com/en/content-search?t=KiCad

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Schematic capture and PCB layout tools can be expensive

But here is a free package,  and for only $299 we'll tell you all about it...a good chunk to hear about a free package!  

 

A free package is rarely free, said the sage.

 

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.

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avrcandies wrote:
... a good chunk to hear about a free package!
GPLv3

One example of one revenue stream from a GPL'd product.

avrcandies wrote:
A free package is rarely free, said the sage.
The ones at Olimex started small with KiCad but are creating some impressive designs and products with it.

https://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/HARDWARE/A64-OLinuXino (CCA-SA license) (open)

https://olimex.wordpress.com/category/kicad-2/

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Add the Amtrak round trip plus the local train to Amtrak plus the overnight motel and I now have paid more than my DipTrace license cost.

Jim

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

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Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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Maybe Microchip donated some money for the kicad and now they want to recover .... wink

I also made a donation for the v6. As it is said, the free software is almost always not gratis.

One should find the best compromise. For me donating some money for a GOOD product for making it even BETTER is a good investment.