Speaking at the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 16th, 2015

Low Voltage Labs Pi Demo HAT on the Raspberry Pi Model B+

I’ve been accepted to speak at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. My presentation is on creating your own Raspberry Pi HAT using KiCAD running on the Raspberry Pi 2. The presentation will be on the Electronics stage at 12:30PM on Saturday May 16th, 2015.

Presentation page
Meta Pi: Design a Raspberry Pi HAT using KiCAD running on the Raspberry Pi 2

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Presentation description
A step-by-step guide to creating a Raspberry Pi HAT using the KiCAD suite of EDA tools running on the Raspberry Pi 2 itself.

The KiCAD project is an open source suite of EDA tools. KiCAD runs on Linux and the new Raspberry Pi 2 now has enough processing power to run KiCAD. KiCAD includes tools for schematic capture, netlist creation, printed circuit board (PCB) layout and a gerber viewer.

This presentation will cover:
– What is a HAT?
– Requirements for a HAT to be called a Raspberry Pi HAT
– Installing KiCAD on the Pi
– Drawing a schematic in KiCAD
– PCB layout in KiCAD
– Creating gerbers files
– Get your HAT PCB built


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