Introduction: Make PCB Pattern of LEDs Arranged in a Circle

Step 1:

Coordinates (x, y) of LEDs and resisters position are obtained by

x = r sin( s ) + a
y = r cos( s ) + b

where x, y are the coordinates of the points on the circle,

r is the radius of the circle,

s is the angle

and a, b are the coordinates of the center of the circle.

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Step 2:

On LibreOffice calc, they are

=$B$16*SIN(RADIANS(B3))+100

=$B$16*COS(RADIANS(B3))-100

in the cells.

Step 3:

The positions of LEDs, Resisters(Pattern1) and Resisters(Pattern2) are shown in the graph draw by calc.

Step 4:

Set obtained coordinates in KiCad.

Step 5:

Set rotation value in KiCad.

Step 6:

Then you can get LEDs and resisters PCB pattern.

http://neo-sahara.com/wp/LED_arranged_in_circle

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John_Singleton_ (author)2016-01-24

Cool