These are some KiCad designed projects that have been made by users. If you want to be featured along the other showcases on this page please submit a merge request on GitLab if you meet the contributing guidelines for requirements on adding a project!
The Librem 5 Dev Kit is a smartphone developer kit that is used by software developers to create apps and other software for the final Librem 5 GNU/Linux smartphone. The baseboard design uses an i.MX 8M System-On-Module (SOM), a SIMCom SIM7100A/E baseband modem mPCIe module, and a RedPine RS9116 WiFi+BT M.2 module. It includes a 720x1440 capacitive touch LCD, a dual-role capable USB-C port, a Mini-HDMI port, an RJ45 ethernet port, a 3.5mm headset audio jack, a microSD slot, a 3FF micro-SIM card slot, a 2FF smartcard slot, a GSM/3G/LTE WWAN SMD antenna, a GNSS/GPS module and SMD antenna, two WLAN SMD antennas including one for diversity, a 5MP camera, an earpiece speaker, a microphone, a 9-axis IMU, an ambient light+proximity sensor, a haptic motor, a user-controllable indication LED, an 18650 li-ion battery holder for use with an on-board charge controller, and kill switches for WWAN, WiFi+BT, & camera+mic.
The Micropendous boards were Development Boards for Atmel’s USB AVR Microcontrollers with a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) hardware, firmware, and software development platform. They were designed for USB peripheral and hosting development.
The MNT Reform is a modular laptop launched in 2020 featuring 7 open hardware PCBs made with KiCAD: motherboard (SoM carrier for Boundary Devices Nitrogen8M_SOM), mechanical keyboard, OLED, optical trackball, trackball sensor, trackpad, battery pack. STEP files for the CNC milled case and STL files for the 3D-printable parts are available as well. The goals of the project are to increase ownership, transparency, repairability and privacy of mobile computers.
An offline password keeper project created by and for the Hackaday community.
This adaptor has multiple overlapping footprints for any occasion: up to 28 pin SOIC/SO (1.27mm pitch), up to 28-pin SSOP/TSSOP (0.65mm pitch), up to four SOT23, up to three SC70, one MSOP-10 (0.5mm pitch), one SOT223, and one SOT-143. All in a 0.8" wide DIP board. The header pins are staggered to allow press-fitting them while soldering.
The Opsis is a powerful FPGA-based open source video platform for videographers and visual artists and designed to give the user complete control over high-speed video, enabling everything from real-time conference capturing solutions, to experimental visual art and even general FPGA-based video research.
Created in collaboration between the Numato Lab and TimVideos.us live event streaming project, the Opsis is the ideal device for the HDMI2USB.tv video capturing firmware, which allows for “fool-proof” video recording from any computer.