17 Apr '17, 8am

A Tool For KiCad Board Renderings

A Tool For KiCad Board Renderings

If you’re producing documentation for a PCB project, you might as well make the board renders look good. But then, that’s a lot of work and you’re not an artist. Enter [Jan]’s new tool that takes KiCad board files, replaces each footprint with (custom) graphics, and provides a nice SVG representation, ready for labelling. If you like the output of a Fritzing layout, but have higher expectations of the PCB tool , this is just the ticket. We all love [pighixx]’s pinout diagrams . Here’s his take on the Arduino Uno, for instance. It turns out that he does these largely by hand . That’s art for ya. Sparkfun has taken a stab at replicating the graphical style for the pin labels, but then they toss in a photo of the real item. [Jan]’s graphic PCB generator fills in the last step toward almost putting [pighixx] out of a job. Get the code for yourself on GitHub.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/04/17/a-tool-for-kicad-board-ren...

Tweets

A Smart Switch Board For The ESP8266

hackaday.com 18 Apr '17, 2am

With a plethora of IoT projects and inexpensive commercial smart light fittings and mains switches appearing, you might be...

Interactive Board Prompts Moves for Checkers and Chess

Interactive Board Prompts Moves for Checkers an...

hackaday.com 16 Apr '17, 11am

In terms of equipment, chess and checkers are simple games — just a handful of pieces and a checkered gameboard. The simpl...

7 things you may not know about Google's disavo...

searchenginewatch.com 17 Apr '17, 6pm

When it comes to the disavow links tool, at the moment we are not using that data in any way against the sites that are be...

A New Tool Might Finally Make Banks Comfortable...

coindesk.com 19 Apr '17, 12pm

Bitcoin intelligence provider Elliptic is rolling out a program with California-based Silvergate Bank to analyze and scree...

Trump Administration on Board with Solar-Powered Renewable Hydrogen

Trump Administration on Board with Solar-Powere...

triplepundit.com 17 Apr '17, 8am

President Donald Trump may talk a good talk for American coal miners, but his administration is still powering along on th...

Arduino board adds Sigfox low power wireless for IoT

Arduino board adds Sigfox low power wireless fo...

electronicsweekly.com 18 Apr '17, 3pm

It has a similar form factor (67 x 25mm) and a Microchip SAM D21 32-bit Cortex-M0+ microcontroller as the previous MKR1000...

TF-IDF Tool in WebSite Auditor

TF-IDF Tool in WebSite Auditor

link-assistant.com 18 Apr '17, 6pm

Algorithmic keyword research and on-page analysis in the age of semantic search Laser-accurate optimization analysis (now ...

Why Your Business Should Get On Board With Augmented Reality

Why Your Business Should Get On Board With Augm...

wpromote.com 20 Apr '17, 8pm

If you own a smartphone, you’re probably at least tangentially aware of the explosive success of augmented reality game Po...

J. Carlo Cannell may push for Rightside board s...

domainnamewire.com 17 Apr '17, 1pm

Tonga Partners, L.P. (“Tonga”), which is affiliated with Cannell Capital LLC (together with Tonga, “Cannell Capital”), a h...