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KiCad Like a Pro 2nd edition

Learn the world's favourite open-source PCB design tool with the world's most comprehensive course
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 17h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Video Score: 10.0 / 10
The course includes 17h 15m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 8 hours 36 minutes of 4 KiCad courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 9.6 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 9.5 / 10

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Description

This course is updated for KiCad 5.1 – January 2020
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Welcome to KiCad Like a Pro, 2nd edition, from Tech Explorations, a course that can help you learn how to design custom Printed Circuit Boards using KiCad version 5.1.
KiCad is an open source and free tool that you can use to design your own PCBs. It is perhaps the world’s most popular (and, in my opinion, the best) computer-aided design tool for making printed circuit boards.
It’s the perfect tool for electronics engineers and hobbyists alike.
PCBs are, perhaps, the most undervalued component of modern electronics. We use PCBs to hold in place and interconnect the various components that make virtually all electronic devices work.
This course will teach you how to use KiCad.
It takes a practical approach to learning. All of the learning takes place in the form of projects of incremental difficulty.
Whether you are a hobbyist or an electronics engineer, this book will help you become productive quickly, and start designing your own boards.
The only prerequisites are a computer, an Internet connection, and the willingness to learn.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to use KiCad to design and manufacture multi-layer PCBs with highly integrated components and a professional-looking finish.
The course contains four projects that give many opportunities to learn and practice all of KiCad’s important features.
Apart from the projects, the course contains full sections dedicated to PCB and design principles and concepts. These ensure that you will master the fundamentals so that your PCB project are awesome.
The course includes repositories for each of the projects which you can download and edit on your computer.
If you are someone who is interested in designing PCBs using KiCad, or moving to KiCad from another CAD application, then this course is for you.

You will learn

✓ Covers KiCad version 5.1
✓ Printed Circuit Board design using KiCad
✓ Single, double, and multi-layer board design
✓ The PCB design process
✓ The schematic design process
✓ The layout design process
✓ How to create a schematic design
✓ How to associate schematic symbols to footprints
✓ How to create the layout of a PCB
✓ PCB basic concepts, such as edge cuts, copper fills, mounting holes, soldermask, silkscreen, traces etc.
✓ A detailed knowledge of the KiCad CAD application (its apps, configuration, toolbars, menus, project files etc.)
✓ Project-based learning through four projects to ensure mastery of the topics taught

Requirements

• A Linux, Windows or Mac OS computer
• An Internet connection
• A growth mindset
• Patience

This course is for

• Electronics hobbyists
• Engineers
• Users of other PCB CAD applications that wish to move to KiCad
• STEM students and teachers

How much does the KiCad Like a Pro 2nd edition course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $17.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $99.99. So you save $82 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.5 of 4 KiCad courses on Udemy.

Does the KiCad Like a Pro 2nd edition course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, KiCad Like a Pro 2nd edition has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the KiCad Like a Pro 2nd edition course, but there is a $82 discount from the original price ($99.99). So the current price is just $17.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Dr. Peter Dalmaris a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Dr. Peter Dalmaris has created 25 courses that got 16,271 reviews which are generally positive. Dr. Peter Dalmaris has taught 105,658 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 16,271 reviews. Depending on the information available, Dr. Peter Dalmaris is a TRUSTED instructor.
Educator and Author of “Maker Education Revolution”.
               

Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.  

As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world. 

Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers.

A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate. 

His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.

Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers. 

For more information on Peter’s work, please go to his web site.

 

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 17h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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