Placing random Truchet tiles on your PCB silk screen #PCB @KbdNews

Keyboard Builders’ Digest posts about placing patterns on printed circuit boards.

I love stumbling upon topics which lead me to a chain reaction of unexpected discoveries – and ButteredBread5255‘s post on his Sweep-based split was exactly this kind of submission.

I put some squiggles on the silkscreen to make it look cool – ButteredBread5255.

As it turns out, the author wanted a pattern that felt organic and that you couldn’t tell if it was random or not.

Truchet tiles, first described by Sébastien Truchet in 1704, are various square tiles decorated with “patterns that are not rotationally symmetric”. Two versions are below.

See the article for more details and how the pattern was transferred to Kicad.


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