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Here’s an OK list of open source PCB design tools (for making printed circuit boards) – as always, if you have any resources that are better/different post’em on up in the comments – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. pen_sq says:

    They missed KiCad.

  2. says:

    How does KiCad compare to geschem?

  3. joe says:

    This is nice and all, but the one thing I’d like to see is a tutorial on how to properly lay out a circuit board in one of these CAD tools. All of these PCB how-to’s assume that you know how to find the mechanical specifications for a specific chip into a proper pad placement and size in these CAD tools.

    Please somebody show the process of turning a schematic into a PCB using a CAD tool.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would like to know the name of Open source PCB design tools. Could you tell me the name of that Open source PCB design tools.