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Offline raven123crowTopic starter

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CAD program for robotic hobbyist
« on: September 05, 2011, 07:21:02 PM »
I was reading through Admin's $50 robot and he said to always design before one builds. I wanted to know if there is any CAD program out there for robotic hobbyist. something cheap or free for electrical and mechanical .

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Re: CAD program for robotic hobbyist
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 08:25:52 PM »
For mechanical CAD you can use something like Google Sketchup, or just about any vector art program (inkscape comes to mind). You could also just use graph paper and a right-angled triangle.

For electrical design, EagleCAD has a free version that is quite popular for hobbyists, with a size limitation; alternatively, you can learn KiCAD, which is an open-source program that is very powerful but also harder to use.

Offline raven123crowTopic starter

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Re: CAD program for robotic hobbyist
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 11:16:12 AM »
Thank you that really helped.

 


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