SchLibView KiCad Symbol Library Viewer – My First D Project

SchLibView is my latest GUI project. Its a simple viewer application for KiCad shematic symbol library files. It  can open and list symbols from multiple files at once. Its relatively easy to use. You can just drag&drop files. It doesn’t have much in terms of features at  the moment. And I don’t have any plans […]

makestmlib is Now A Part of KiPart

makestmlib.py script hat I’ve introduced in a previous post is now a part of KiPart. KiPart is a tool to automatically create KiCad symbols from CSV files. It has its own format for this but support for other formats can be easily added. So I did that. You can install KiPart via pip. And here […]

Script for creating KiCad symbols for STM32 MCUs

ST has recently released a tool for creating projects for STM32 mcu’s called STM32CubeMX . This tool also allows you to plan your pin layout for a selected MCU part. Using the interface you see below, you can select pin features and configuration. You can also label the pins as you desire. After you plan […]

PCB back annotation in KiCAD with Python

KiCAD already provides a tool to automatically annotate your schematics before moving on to PCB. But I prefer to to annotate my components according to their PCB position. That makes it easier to locate a certain component when you have PCB on your hand and schematic is open in the computer screen. Some tools such […]