Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring KiCon? Check out our available levels and please reach out to sponsors@kicad-kicon.com

Platinum Level Sponsors

Digikey

Digi-Key is full of people passionate about the art and science of electronics.  We’re proud to support the KiCad community and the open source tool that enables designers around the world to learn, create and innovate.

Gold Level Sponsors

mHUB

mHUB is the nation’s largest and fastest growing innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. mHUB is a community of product designers and developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers, a network of manufacturing mentors, industry experts and investors, and a source of intellectual and economic capital. mHUB is home to more than $5 million in resources including ten shops and labs, including electronics, plastic fabrication, metals and rapid prototyping as well as a microfactory for small production runs.

Sierra Circuits

Sierra Circuits is a Silicon Valley-based, high-technology Printed Circuit Boards manufacturer and Assembler. We specialize in quick turn PCBs and medium production. Unlike some PCB companies that are simply brokers/middlemen, we are the actual manufacturer and assembler of our PCBs. By owning our manufacturing and Assembly facilities, we control every aspect of the production schedule and qualityWe provide our customers unprecedented quality, reliability and a single point of support.

Silver Level Sponsors

Aisler

Aisler's goal is to make prototyping as fun and effortless as possible and allow any engineer – no matter the skill level – to go from prototype to series production easily. We support KiCad by donating to the project on every order you make with us.

Bantam Tools

Bantam Tools makes desktop CNC machines with professional reliability and precision at an affordable price. The Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine is an integral tool for any electrical engineer looking to save time and money on their PCB designs by enabling fast and accurate in-house prototyping. This desktop mill holds 6 mil trace and space, making it a precise enough tool for complex board designs. It's also fast and easy to use: Simply drag your KiCad Gerber files into the Bantam Tools software and see the toolpaths rendered instantly. With its high speed 26K RPM spindle, the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine is also capable of precisely milling aluminum, brass, HDPE, wood, and a variety of other materials. Not only can you prototype your circuit, but you can mill the enclosure as well, all on one tool.

Contextual Electronics

Contextual Electronics is an online electronics apprenticeship program. Members learn how to build custom electronics projects from scratch, using video resources and community forums. Most importantly, Contextual Electronics teaches entirely with KiCad. CE was first known in the space for creating the "Getting To Blinky" series of (free) tutorials, which has taught thousands of people how to get their start building PCBs.

OSH Park

OSH Park brings you high quality, lead free boards (ENIG finish), manufactured in the USA, and shipped for free to anywhere in the world.

PCBLayout.com

PCBLayout.com is the world’s fastest PCB design, placement, routing, and manufacturing service – with the best prices in the industry. We offer an instant-quote and design service with turns as fast as 24 hours, and a custom service where we work with you step-by-step through complex RF/high-speed/power/etc. designs. We also work directly with our PCB fabrication and assembly shops to take you from design to debug as fast and as cost-efficient as possible. We support KiCAD, Eagle, Altium, Allegro, EasyEDA, and more. Just upload your schematic or design files to get started!

Supplyframe

Supplyframe is a software company with an exclusive focus on the hardware industry. We provide SaaS tools and platforms that bring together data, intelligence and user experience in a way that enables digital transformation of all participants in the electronics supply chain.

Bronze Level Sponsors

Adafruit

Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to over 100+ employees in the heart of NYC with a 50,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. Adafruit is a 100% woman owned company.

Advanced Assembly

Advanced Assembly is the original and industry-defining quick-turn PCB Assembly service. With facilities in Denver and California, we have assembled over 50,000 unique designs in the last decade - more than any other PCB assembly service provider. Using a unique combination of expertise, experience, and operational excellence,  Advanced Assembly delivers the best and fastest assembly in the industry.

Crowd Supply

Crowd Supply is where open hardware comes to life. From marketing and funding to fulfillment and distribution, Crowd Supply has helped launch hundreds of open hardware projects and products. Crowd Supply project creators have used KiCad to design everything from development boards to benchtop tools. Crowd Supply is proud to support the fundamental freedoms afforded by KiCad.

Embedded

Embedded is a weekly show about hardware, software, and science. We interview makers, educators, and engineers about how they learn, teach, and build things. Recent episodes discuss low power electronicssoftware design patternshow 555 timers worktaking a prototype to production and robotics.

Keebio

Keebio is an online store for DIY mechanical keyboard kits and accessories, primarily specializing in unique ergonomic and split keyboard layouts. All of the PCBs have been designed in-house using KiCad, and the various component and footprint libraries used have been shared on GitHub for others to use.

Kickstarter

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

PartsBox

PartsBox lets you take control of your parts inventory, BOM pricing, and small-scale production. Keep track of your parts, quickly process incoming parts by scanning barcodes with your computer's camera, get up-to-date pricing for your projects/BOMs, manage production, keep documents together with part data — all in a fast and easy to use application. PartsBox is an online ERP/MRP system specifically targeted towards electronics production, and offers a free plan for hobbyists/makers, with Project/BOM import from KiCad.

PCBWay

PCBWay is one of the most experienced PCB manufacturers in China. They offer standard PCB prototypes, flexible PCBs (FPC), aluminum PCBs, Stencils and can help you with your PCB Design. Additionally, they offer one-stop PCB Assembly(PCBA) service. With prices as low as 5 USD for 10 PCBs, they are a great choice for your next KiCad design.

Royal Circuits

Over the last 20 years, Royal Circuit Solutions has become the leader in quick-turn, high-tech PCB Over manufacturing, with a focus on quick-turn prototype PCB fab and assembly right here in the US. We do everything from simple 2-layer boards to 30-layer+ HDI PCBs, no minimum order quantity. With all of the newest technology and equipment between our large facilities in California, we're able to offer miracle turns of 1-3 days, get quotes back instantly, and run full DFM/A checks on all designs at the quote stage for free, resulting in almost no time wasted on engineering holds.

SnapEDA

Launched in 2013, SnapEDA is the leading parts library for circuit board design. Our free library of symbols, footprints, and 3D models, is used by over 200,000 registered engineers and designers, making everything from medical devices, to electric vehicles. By providing ready-to-use building blocks for design, as well as innovative library creation tools, such as InstaBuild - our computer vision symbol creator - SnapEDA will shave days off your product development time, so you can focus on building better products faster. Start downloading KiCad symbols & footprints today!

Tech Explorations

Tech Explorations is a technology education company for Makers and STEM educators and students. Our courses focus mostly on open-source platforms, such as the Arduino, and the Raspberry Pi. We also run intensive Arduino Bootcamps that prepare STEM teachers to be mentors to their students. Peter Dalmaris, the company Chief Geek and co-founder, recently wrote and published “KiCad Like a Pro, 2nd edition”, a comprehensive book on KiCad. We are proud to donate 50% of book sale profits to the KiCad project.

Worthington Assembly

Worthington Assembly is an unconventional organization focused on making good solder joints.