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KiCad Keyboard Layouter

Keyboard Layouter is a KiCad plugin by yskoht to place switch footprints in the location specified by KLE JSON files.

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Published May 16, 2022
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The Keyboard Layouter plugin for KiCad (pcbnew), originally published by Yusuke Ohta, is a fork by darakuneko. This plugin places switch footprints in the location specified by JSON of Keyboard Layout Editor.

My fork also supports Kicad 6 and LEDs - @daraku__neko.

This tool is not new, it was released three years ago, but the author confirmed that it works with pcbnew 6.0.5 (on Windows).

GitHub repo: https://github.com/darakuneko/keyboard-layouter

(Limitation: Supported switch footprints are Cherry MX in kicad-footprints/Button_Switch_Keyboard.pretty only.)

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Published on Mon 16th May 2022. Featured in KBD #78 (source).


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