Master Arduino PCB design V2.1 files

Copyright Theo Deckers 2020

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Note that there is a new v2.2 Master Arduino PCB design.
Please use that version instead if you are a new starter.
The new design has some minor updates, but the most important change is the clock signal for the Overhead panels 7-segment displays.

If you already have the v2.1 Master Arduino PCB and also are going to build the Overhead PCB’s that will be released in the future the Master v2.1 PCB can be easily patched for this: just solder a short wire between UTP socket Jped_clk_outputs_1 pin 3 and connector Jaux_out_bus_1 pin 3.

Custom libraries common to all schematics and PCB layouts

KiCAD 5.0 mcp_panel symbol library with all the custom schematic symbols used in the schematics on this page. You need this only if you want to open the source schematics below in KiCAD. There is also a PDF variant of all the KiCAD schematics and layouts.

KiCAD mcp_panel layout footprint library with all custom layout footprints used in the PCB layouts on this page.  You need this only if you want to open the source PCB layouts below in KiCAD.

Arduino Master PCB V2.1

KiCAD 5.0 schematic  (PDF)

KiCAD 5.0 PCB layout (PDF)

Gerber files (can be uploaded to a PCB manufacturer, see the instruction at the bottom of this page)

Interactive Bill of Materials (page takes some time to load)

SimVim 0.9.60 configuration file (save as data.cfg file in X-Plane SimVim plugin directory)

ZIP file with the PCB design files

The Arduino Master PCB can be piggy-backed to the MCP PCB for a central location in the cockpit:

This design is part of a complete system of Arduino Master PCB, MCP PCB, EFIS PCB, revision 2.0 radio backplane PCB (using the existing radio panel PCB design for 6 radios), MIP PCB and FMC PCB. Development and testing of these will take time, but once successfully tested  these will also be made available for free download in this blog.