I’ve been trying to figure out how to do simulations in Kicad. After a fair bit of trial and error and comparing with examples I’ve managed to get a simulation of the following circuit running.
This is just a replication of Electroboom’s slayer simulation.
I got the models for the 2N2222 and 1N4148 from the Kicad-spice-library on github.
There were a few things that are not all that obvious that I had to do:
- Swap the pins on the transistor to 2 1 3.
- Swap the pins on the diode to 2 1.
- Pay attention the inductor pin connections to get the correct polarity.
Are there any other non-obvious things that I might need to know about for other simulations? I have some experience with LTSpice and I’d probably be an advanced beginner.
Also: If I change the values in the the .tran directive how do I get the simulator to pick that up without closing and re-opening it?