Hey folks, my name is Allen. By day I work as an IT consultant and at night I blow off steam tinkering with various projects in the workshop. A recent project I published required a PCB so I went looking for a tutorial on using KiCad, found Getting To Blinky, and used that course to create a workable solution.
Lately I’ve been working on solutions for LoRaWAN connected IoT sensors deployed in field for environmental data collection with some success, and have also created a usable PCB for that project.
In both cases, I’ve done nothing more than create a “permanent breadboard” which allows me to solder in existing modules to simplify assembly into a larger device. I figured it was time to start working on actual component-level PCB designs and so here I am. My primary interest is low power systems for IoT use, but I have a lot of work to do before I jump straight into that use case.
I feel like I got a lot of value from the GTB series (despite never actually making a blinky device!) and I’m excited to get a better handle on some fundamental concepts as I work through the additional projects here.