Pick your favorite image for your logo. The image should not be too large.
High contrast images or even black/white images work best.
Valid image file formats include
2. Install JavE
3. Start JavE
A double click on
jave.jar should get you there.
4. Run the Image2Ascii Converter
Either pick the Image2Ascii Converter from the Quickstart dialog or select Tools > Image2Ascii Converter from in the main menu:
5. Load your image file
The converted file will now be displayed as Ascii-Art (that's what the Image2Ascii Converter actually is for):
6. Select the KiCad converter
Since Ascii-Art is not what we are looking for now, go to the tab Conversion and select the
algorithm KiCad electronic module instead:
In the result area you can already see the source code of the resulting module file.
You can specify the name of the module and its width:
7. Tweak the image settings
In order to get the best result from your image, select the Image processing tab
and tweak the settings. You can see a black/white preview of what the logo will look like:
8. Quit the Image2Ascii dialog and save the file
- Click OK to close the Image2Ascii Converter
- When being asked to set the image as watermark, selecto No
- Save the text file as
9. Use the image in KiCad
You can now use the resulting
.mod file in KiCad - just like any other module:
Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for improvements!