[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] EAGLE alternatives or help
matthew.d.stone at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 01:23:55 UTC 2015
Another vote for KiCad, also f*** CadSoftUSA (makers of EAGLE). If you get
KiCad, make sure to install the latest nightly (stable version is years
old). Always route in OpenGL mode, way better. If anyone wants a KiCad
tutorial I'd be happy to teach.
On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 4:42 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> I would love to teach people how to use KiCAD sometime, perhaps on a
> tuesday night at sudoroom.
> in the meantime, anyone who is interested in using it should go ahead and
> install it, using one of the methods i described in my previous message.
> On Sat, 4 Jul 2015, Lesley Bell wrote:
>> 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:
>> 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:
>> 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?
>> Best Regards,
>> Cere Davis
>> ceremona at gmail.com
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