Update: Choosing Components

A project log for Freedom Run

Six axis closed loop motion controller for open source robotics development

AVR (lordKiCAD)AVR (lordKiCAD) 05/11/2018 at 02:180 Comments

Hey so I'm in the process of selecting all the components for Freedom Run as well as all my other PCB based projects. I'm working hard to choose common parts between all the boards so I can use the same footprints/symbols and save on ordering parts. 

Traditionally my brand of hardware design has me doing part selection while doing schematic but this time I'm doing it before hand. I'm doing things with a bit more documentation added into the mix hence choosing parts first then making symbols and footprints. Also I plan to overhaul all my KiCAD libraries and have things separated by part time and commonized between projects. 

I'm hoping to hit KiCAD work next week in which case you know me, there will be a PCB done in a few days!!