This is my first post, and I am a total newbie at this…
I have a Scorbot ER3 robot with a misbehaving encoder. A schematic is not available, so decided that I decided to reverse engineer and make a schematic.
The very first chip that I need to map the pins is a 74LS14N Schmitt-Trigger Inverter that looks like this:
I liked that one, and I wanted a symbol that looks just like that. I was looking through the default library as well as downloaded the digikey libary and can’t find anything that looks as nice.
I see mouser has this https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/SN74LS14NE4?qs=SL3LIuy2dWy0EaN02x0bxA%3D%3D but the symbol isn’t has cool looking
I started to look at trying to make my own:
So… Here are my newbie questions:
If I create my own custom symbol by changing the graphic style from inverted to line (and faking a invertor circle in the graphic) will this screw something up further downstream? I have know idea how far I’m going to go with this, but I just as soon do it correctly from the get go.
I’m assuming its not that hard to convert a Ecad format to Kicad? I googled and it seems like there is stuff out there? What’s the recommended easiest way to convert? Any drag an drop website convertors out there?
I spent a fair amount of time googling looking for Kicad symbol for a 74LS14N and came up dry. Am I just not looking in the correct spot??
Thanks in advance a looking forward to your response.
(After I hit create topic, I discover I can only post one image… So hopefully this still makes sense