Open Source Hardware Logo in Kicad
Today, the open source hardware logo was chosen via poll.
Wayne and Layne uses and loves Kicad, an open source ECAD program for laying out our PCBs. A while ago, we wrote an open source web and standalone app called img2mod that can convert images to Kicad modules, suitable for putting on silkscreen layers (or copper or anything else).
This afternoon, I took a few minutes and put a few different sizes of this logo into a library that anyone can include in their Kicad project and brand their PCB as open source hardware.
So, if you’d like to make your PCBs with an open source PCB layout tool, we heartily recommend Kicad (although we hear geda is pretty good too).
The logo library is up on our github, in a new Open-Source-Hardware-Logos-for-Kicad repository.
Note: we haven’t tried these yet (it’s only been official since this morning!), but we’ll continue to refine them as we try them on real boards.