Join me at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire

I’ll be speaking at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire this coming Sunday June 3, 2012 at 12:40PM. This is the first year for the Seattle Mini Maker Faire and it’s being held at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA, USA.

The presentation will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a printed circuit board using the KiCAD suite of electronic design automation tools. From schematic to gerber files, you can do it all with the open source tools in KiCAD.

Here is the presentation schedule for the Seattle Mini Maker Faire:

Hope to see you there.

VideoOverlayShield is now Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike

We’ve decide to update the license on the VideoOverlayShield product. Previously it was licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike, which says you can copy and remix the product but not for commercial purposes.

We have decided that this is no longer necessary and have changed the license of the VideoOverlayShield to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This allows the copy and remix of the product even for commercial purposes. This also puts the product more in line with the values of the Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Definition.

Slides from my presentation on gEDA

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:

Join me tonight at the March PLUG Advanced Topics meeting

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.

Arduino shield board outline in gEDA format

I have been working on a few different shield boards for the Arduino platform. In an attempt to make life easier for myself I created a couple starter files for my future projects. The zip file below includes a schematic and PCB file in gEDA format. The board has the four headers and mounting holes for an Arduino shield board. I’ve decided to release the files into the wild for anyone to use.

Arduino shield outline schematic and layout files in gEDA format (zip file)

These files are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

ShieldOutline gEDA Schematic
ShieldOutline gEDA PCB layout

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