Zack Freedman is a prototyping engineer turned YouTuber who makes bombastic videos about 3D printed creations and getting projects across the finish line. He joins Chris to talk about his past hardware designs and what he will be building next.[Read more...] about CEP015 – Finishing Prototypes with Zack Freedman
Welcome, Jon Evans of the KiCad project!
Jon Evans is a longtime developer on the KiCad project and practicing EE at Formlabs. He joins Chris to talk about the future of KiCad, including features …
Kat Scott of Open Robotics joins Chris to talk about how to create high complexity robotic creations and also how to create the lower level electronics that integrate into larger ROS systems. Kat is also a member of OSHWA, which defines and certifies Open Source Hardware.[Read more...] about CEP013 – Open Source Robotics with Kat Scott
In the associated video, we're adding more information to our fabrication drawing for our PCB, including a drill table and fab notes. This allows us to get a board quoted or manufactured by a wider range of PCB houses than the online options. With a fab drawing, we have a record of what we want the PCB to look like and what the critical specifications are.[Read more...] about Drill Tables and Fab Notes on a PCB Fab Drawing
In this post, Chris shows how to add mounting holes that persist throughout your design, but don't show up in your manufacturing data (BOM).[Read more...] about Add mounting holes to a layout, but not the BOM (KiCad 5.1)
In a first for this channel, Chris does an unboxing video (and brief teardown) of the Joulescope. Matt Liberty, creator of the Joulescope, sent a replacement unit to Chris after a unit issue. This unit will be used to measure current on the ABC Board in upcoming videos. Chris hopes to measure how long the ABC board will be able to survive in the field without charging via a solar panel.[Read more...] about Joulescope Unboxing and Teardown