I finally got the PCBs into production with https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic - it’s Chinese New Year, so we’ve got a bit of time to sit back and reflect on what I’ve messed up in the design.

I’ve been using KiCad 6 and I think I’m starting to get the hang of it now.

0:00 What’s going on? 0:47 Why am I here? 1:23 First iteration of the design 2:41 Second iteration of the design 3:15 Third iteration of the design 4:14 The final design? 5:43 What have I messed up?

I’ve ended up with a reasonable PCB with the ESP32 and the DC boost circuit - we’ll see if it actually works when it arrives!

Let me know what you think I’ve done wrong in the comments!

Previous videos here:

Custom footprint and KiCad symbols: https://youtu.be/mc1WHTEFIFU 50v DC boost circuit: https://youtu.be/oxWmgHDhQSk


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