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Kicad home page

 

 

 
http://iut-tice.ujf-grenoble.fr/kicad/index.html The original site of the initiator of Kicad.
http://www.kicad-pcb.org Kicad comprehensive website
Users groups
http://groups.yahoo.com/group< wbr>/kicad-users/ International users group.
  • how to build Kicad on MAC OS (10.3.9)FAQ and peer to peer help.
  • Post your questions and bug reports here. 
http://groups.google.it/group/kicad-users-it Italian users group.
  • The entry point for Italian speaking users.
http://br.groups.yahoo.com< wbr>/group/KiCad-BR/ Portuguese user group.
  • The entry point for Portuguese speaking users.

http://www.mikrocontroller.net/forum/platinen/kicad
German forum active on Kicad subjects

Utilities / converters / library sites
http://www.rohrbacher.net/kicad/quicklib.php
Kicad library component Builder
By C. Rohrbacher
http://www.mige.altervista.org< wbr>/index.php Italian site where you find converter Orcad to Kicad and more.
By Devid Spagni

http://fpgalibre.sourceforge< wbr>.net/eda.html
  • KICAD lib manager: To manage library in command line mode.
  • Pinarray paNxN: To create SIL, DIP and more, automatically.




Download

Site of developer: http://www.saturnal.eu
Convert the Kicad CMP file into a CSV file. (run under windows).
Documentation is in Italian.
By Saturnal

Download
Utility to create components list in CSV.
Multi platform  "C" sources.
byMarc Le Douarain




http://www.jave.de/kicad/pcbmultiplyer_1.2.zip

Site of developer :
http://www.jave.de
Graphic utility to multiply/panelize boards.
(Written in Java it should run on any platform)
by Marcus Gebhard
http://gramlich.net/projects/pcb_footprints/index.html Convert FreePCB libraries to Kicad.
by Wayne C. Gramlich
http://cyclerecorder.org/footprintbuilder/
Footprints builder by
Robert Fitzsimons
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kicad3dmodels/
Many 3D models
by
Cirilo Bernardo
Tutorials / wikis
http://reprap.org/wiki/Kicad
Simple quick chart of Kicad usage
http://kicadlib.org/Fichiers/KiCad_Tutorial.pdf
Step by step tutorial by David J Ahshan
 (pdf 450K)
http://kicadlib.org/Fichiers/Tutorial_Kicad_FR.pdf
Tutoriel de Renie et Mitch, traduit par
Rémy HK
(pdf 1.8M)

http://kicadlib.org/Fichiers/WiKiCAD Web.pdf
Tutoriel réalisé par la classe de M. Michel Pittet
Ecole des Métiers de Fribourg
Suisse
(pdf 4.3M)
http://www.reniemarquet.com/kicad.htm
All that a Portuguese speaking Kicad user can dream... and more.
By Renie s. Marquet

 
http://www.reniemarquet.com/kicad/jumperr.avi
http://www.reniemarquet.com/kicad/colocarplaca.avi
 Videos in both languages
http://xtronics.com/reference/kicad.html Kicad notes and how-tos
http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Kicad Transtronics wiki
http://www.curiousinventor.com/guides/kicad Some example circuits, as well as tips and tricks.
The videos:
http://www.workinprogress.ca/kicad-video-tutorial/
The example circuit:
http://www.workinprogress.ca/wp-content/uploads/kicad_vusb.zip

Video tutorials covering the basic of PCBnew + FreeRouter
by Patrick Séb. Coulombe
ev_config_lib_kicad.odt
ev_libs_mods_EagleToKicad.txt
HowTo manage libraries in Kicad
by Edgardo Vaz


DeviceFinder for Windows
DeviceFinder for Linux
DeviceFinder is a library manager
by Carlo Garbieri & Son
http://www.mikrocontroller.net/articles/KiCAD
Deutsche FAQ Seite zu KiCAD, die in ein allgemeines Leiterplatten
Erstellungs Forum referenziert. Fragen zu KiCAD im Forum werden
besonders gut gelesen, wenn sie mit "KiCAD:" eingeleitet werden.
A German FAQ site with references to a PCB-addicted Forum.
http://www.df0fkw.datenoase.de
Seite mit KiCAD Bibliotheken und einigen amateurfunklastigen Projekten.
A german site with KiCAD librarys and also some projekts
http://www.darc.de/distrikte/l/02/technik-funk/
Seite mit KiCAD Bibliotheken, allerdings können die Module nur als
"Bulk" (ALLES in einer ZIP-Datei) heruntergeladen werden.

Library and German tutorials
http://www.oortman3d.com/wings3d/TheWings3dHandbook.pdf Tutorial about Wings3D
http://KiCadHowTo.wikidot.com Comprehensive tutorials for beginer and advanced users
by Tom Boyd
http://bytelabs.ch/kicadlib.html Libraries and more by
Tobias Schmidt
Open hardware projects
http://www.iearobotics.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chronopic_3.0
Chronopic 3.0
by Juan Gonzalez Gomez
http://www.iearobotics.com/wiki/index.php?title=Skypic
Skypic 2009
PIC16F876A open hardware board
http://wiki.cenditel.gob.ve/wiki/hlpd
http://wiki.cenditel.gob.ve/wiki/hlpd/control_de_acceso
http://hl.cenditel.gob.ve/wiki/EEPROM

Free material from
CENDITEL fundation
http://usbpicprog.org/?page_id=5 PIC programmer



http://www.webalice.it/meneghettig/la-1.html

Small "logic analyzer" project.
Realized with Kicad
by Gianfranco Meneghetti

Please, if you find errors, broken links or if you know informations which should be listed here.
Mail to :
Danilo Uccelli