[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] EAGLE alternatives or help

Lesley Bell zvezdalune at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 22:38:09 UTC 2015


Oh no! If something makes EAGLE look easy, it must be horrible! :p

I actually don't think they're that different. KiCAD might be slightly more
confusing and buggy than EAGLE, but not by much. I just haven't done quite
as much with it.

Actually, a group KiCAD workshop might be a cool thing to have at a Sudo
hardware night.
On Jul 4, 2015 2:57 PM, "Jake" <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> Eagle is closed-source payware.  They let you design small boards for
> free, but if your design grows outside of the part count or space limit,
> you have to pay to make larger designs.  It is a capitalistic enterprise.
>
> KiCAD is a FOSS project written by people who do it for the love, and did
> i mention that all the source code (and software) is free?
>
> I know that a lot of people are into EAGLE because it's "easy" and
> popular, but I think we should support Free & Libre software when we can...
> and we can, because KiCAD totally works.
>
> I made these boards with KiCAD recently:
>
> http://spaz.org/~jake/pix/2015-6/IMG_20150610_193136.jpg
>
> On Sat, 4 Jul 2015, Lesley Bell wrote:
>
>
>> I attended an Eagle workshop last year and created a few board designs.
>> Not sure how much I remember but I wouldn't mind playing with it again.
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2015 12:57 PM, "Cere Mona Davis" <ceremona at gmail.com> wrote:
>>       Hi.
>> I'm trying to write up an EAGLE board layout and failing miserably.  I'm
>> using the freeware EAGLE suite for the mac.  Dunno if that's making my life
>> harder
>> than usual or not, but does anyone have recommendations for good EAGLE
>> tools and/or willing to help me figure out how to work this thing?
>>
>> -Cere
>>
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