Last year I did a presentation on getting started with gEDA at the 2010 Open Source Bridge conference. I just received an email from someone asking for the slides from that presentation. I thought why not post them for everyone.
I don’t have complete presentation notes but you can view the speaker notes I did make from the action menu at the bottom of the full screen presentation.
View them full screen here:
I’ll be speaking tonight at the Portland Linux/Unix Group advanced topics meeting. The topic is going to be creating a printed circuit board using the gEDA suite of electronic design automation tools.
Here is the announcement from the PLUG mailing list:
The meeting is at 7PM tonight (Tuesday), March 15th at Free Geek: 1731 SE 10TH AVE, Portland, OR.
Hope to see you there.
This session will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an actual printed circuit board using the gEDA suite of electronic design automation tools. From schematic to gerber files, you can do all with the open source tools in gEDA.
The gEDA project is a full GPL’d suite of electronic design automation tools. The suite includes tools for schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlist creation, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.
This session will cover:
- Drawing a block diagram
- Creating parts and drawing a schematic
- Netlist creation and import into the printed circuit board tool
- Layout of the printed circuit board
- Outputting gerber files
- Design verification
- How to have your printed circuit board built
This session will be presented for the beginner and will assume no previous hardware experience.