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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!


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...


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.

Fofodrilo

it's incompatible with the latest version of KiCad ... :/

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