Steps:

Step 1: Download Component and Footprint Library

  • Create a new project and save it at the root of your drive. Example “C:/Kicad_First_Project”.
  • Click the first icon to open Eeshema.

  • Let’s build an example project based on Pinguino 18F4550.

 

  • Click “Add”. Select “PIC18F4550-I_P.lib” at location you unzip the library, then click “OK“.
  • Now you can use component pic18f4550 in your local library.
  • Start pick your components by clicking “op-amp” like icon at your right-hand side panel.
  • There are a lot components pre-installed in the local library. Use filter and type “18f4550” will get the result faster.

Step 2: Pick Other Components And Connect Them Together

  • Pick other basic components like resistor, capacitor, LED, USB connector, and crystal.
  • Start connecting them together according to Pinguino 18F4550 diagram.

Step 3: Annotate a Number To Each Components

  •  After completing circuit connection, press “annotate schematic components” button to help you assign component number.
  • A window will pop up, click “Annotate” button then click “Yes“.

  • Now you schematic is done and can proceed to draw PCB layout.

 

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