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etimou

Hi all,
I find it very surprising that I am not able to find an answer to my simple question.
Are the arduino boards available in kicad format? I can only find eagle files.
Kicad is a very popular and is open source software, and this is probably more aligned with arduino philosophy.

Personally I use kicad to create simple PCB boards from scratch but I am now interested in modifying an arduino pro mini.

Of course I am speaking about the board design including all components and pcb design, and not only global single libray and footprint.

I've found this thread https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=223395.0. It refers to https://github.com/bobc/Arduino_KiCad that seems to fulfill the requirement but that is obviously not exhaustive.

Thanks in advance!

spycatcher2k

They were designed in EAGLE! Feel free to spend time and convert then to any package you want.
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etimou

All right! I take the challenge!
I've just made a first version of a pro-mini like.
It's available there: https://github.com/etimou/arduino-pro-mini-kicad

I'd be very glad to receive feedbacks from people more experienced than me!

So, feel free to make comments to help improving this design.

CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

etimou

Thanks for the comment,
I've added pin labels and cleaned up the silkscreen.
I think it looks pretty good now!

How much would it cost to have it manufactured by a pcb maker company?
The original can be found at less than 2$ on the internet...

spycatcher2k

More than $2 - unless you have them made in 1000's in China
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http://www.uk-pcb.co.uk - UK Based PCB Fab Company
I will code for you, but I will also charge you (PM me)
If you don't like my answers, realize : I'm not being cheeky, I'm Just trying to prompt you to use your own brain/google etc.

CrossRoads

What size board?
Can get 10 up to 5cm x 5cm boards for $9.90 from iteadstudio.com
https://www.itead.cc/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/2layer-green-pcb-5cm-x-5cm-max.html

Can be had for less in larger quantities.
Enter the board size and try different quantities
https://www.itead.cc/open-pcb/small-batches-pcb/small-batches-2-layer-pcb.html
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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