I am in the stage that i have finished my schematic and i have to select footprints for my components before heading over to PCBnew.
However, i could not find a guide on how to select footprints.
I am very scared of this part, because this is the most important part, if your components will match the footprints.
I got my introduction to KiCAD, through the ‘Getting to Blinky 5.0’ series.
The good part is that my parts are few and very basic.
On the one hand i have common resistances and capacitors, and on the other, arduino parts which i guess they are easy to find (if only i knew how)
Through hole resistances
Through hole non-polarised capacitors
Arduino power jack
Arduino button (it has 4 connectors)
Arduino pin headers (I need them so they are one next to each other - only two pin headers)
The through hole components are so common. It’s a shame i cannot pick one.
The resistor and capacitor THT footprint library have so many components with mm… I just need common resistor/caps you can get on any hardware store.
And about the arduino parts, they are very common.
If you could help me that’s awesome.
If you could point out a guide on how to select proper footprints, that’s great as well!