December 27, 2015 AT 3:00 am
Getting PCBs from KiCad to X-Carve
Nice tutorial from
The last time I looked at
using an X-Carve for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), I created a demo board with EAGLE. Since then, I have learned more about using KiCad, the open source electronics CAD suite. While not a step-by-step tutorial, here is my rough KiCad to X-Carve PCB workflow. These are just the high-level steps, the tools necessary, and the settings I’ve discovered for each—so far.
Eventually, I will make this a more detailed
KiCad to X-Carve PCB tutorial, so make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed for updates.
Here’s the Basic Steps:
KiCad: Draw Board
KiCad: Plot Gerbers
KiCad: Generate Drills
pcb2gcode: Generate G-code
Text Editor: Clean Up G-code Files
Camotics: Simulate G-code
ChiliPeppr: Send G-code and control X-Carve
X-Carve: Make the boards!
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