Circuit Design

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Introduction

Robots contain electric circuits that connect the main computation unit with secondary controllers, sensors, and actuators. A part of designing a robot from scratch is to design its circuitry, both the electric characteristics and the physical layout inside the robot body.

Design Tools

Here is a selection of software tools for designing electrical circuits.

  • KiCad
  • Eagle is a very popular commercial product similar for schematics and PCB
  • ngspice is an open-source, SPICE3-based circuit simulator
  • Schematics.com is an online circuit schematic design tool
  • CircuitLab is an online circuit schematics tool with SPICE simulation capabilities
  • Volta
  • MI-SUGAR


Components


Recipes


Building Prototype Circuits