This course shows how to make a custom but very simple piece of electronics for the Raspberry Pi platform. The primary purpose is to get users building something in KiCad as fast as possible. The idea is to get a “quick win” before diving into more KiCad tasks like creating custom symbols and footprints. That is the topic of another free course on Contextual Electronics, Getting to Blinky 5.0.
- You should have KiCad 5.1.x or higher installed on your computer.
- Hardware required
- Soldering equipment
- A Raspberry Pi
- Understand how to use the base functions of KiCad v5
- Create a small circuit board that blinks an LED using a Raspberry Pi
- Learn how to solder and troubleshoot a circuit.
This course is free and accessible to all without a Contextual Electronics login