Chris Gammell: The HELLO WORLD of PCB design – Getting to Blinky 5.0

I just would like to recommend a nice series of YT tutorials on electronics PCB design and working with the proper tools to make it happen offered by Chris Gammell.

From the YT channel description

Contextual Electronics is an online electronics apprenticeship program. Follow along with our instructors and see how you can pair theoretical and practical electronics knowledge. Members of the course learn how to apply electronics design techniques to build custom electronic hardware.

The YouTube channel is a small portion of the overall content available on our main site ( The videos here are offered for free to the community. There are paid segments that dive in depth on many other topics. This channel will also include podcast, KiCad tutorials, and public talks (as part of programs like KiCon).

This course and channel is run by Chris Gammell, host of The Contextual Electronics Podcast and co-host of The Amp Hour Podcast.

Getting to Blinky 5.0

First episode has the „Hello World of designing a PCB“.

In this introduction to Getting to Blinky 5.0, we go over where to download the software, some of he learning objectives of this video course and how to load up the program once installed.

This is another incarnation of the Getting To Blinky Series, updated for KiCad 5.0. KiCad currently is on version 5.1.4 at the time these videos are being released, but the majority of UI is similar between 5.0 and 5.1.

Download KiCad here:
Discuss KiCad here:
Contextual Electronics is located here:
Discuss Contextual Electronics here:

The chapters are short and concise but still easy to follow.

Watch the whole series here:

Why do I blog this? I have learned a lot in a short time in this helpful series. It is an awesome educational marvel of the web for learning PCB design.

Urschrift des Grundgesetzes

openJur veröffentlichte kürzlich erstmals ein bislang unveröffentlichtes Digitalisat der Urschrift des Grundgesetzes. Das berichtet unter „Das Original-Grundgesetz von 1949 ist erstmals digital zugänglich“.

Die Dateien stammen aus einer im Frühjahr 2023 positiv beschiedenen Informationsfreiheitsanfrage bei der Verwaltung des Deutschen Bundestages. Unsere Bemühungen eine qualitativ bessere Fassung zu erhalten, blieben bislang leider ohne Erfolg. Die PDF-Fassung finden Sie hier, die folgende Bildversion ist um Leerseiten bereinigt.


PDF Dokument download

Download des Original Grundgesetztext von 1949 als PDF

Why do I blog this? Ich finde es extrem ärgerlich, was alles veranstaltet werden musste, um den Bürgern einen Text bereitzustellen (i.e. per Gerichtsbeschluss frei zu klagen), der ihnen gehört und auf den sie ein Recht haben. Die zunehmende Kaltschnäuzigkeit mit der unsere Staatsdiener, das Steuergeld zunehmend dazu benutzen, Anwälte auf die Bürger loszulassen, die lediglich ihr Recht einfordern, widert mich an. Umso schöner, dass jemand vom Fach (ein Anwalt) hier seiner Zukunft eine Ehre erweist und seinen Dienste in den Dienst der Bürgerinnen und Bürger dieses Landes stellt. Danke dafür und Team!! Well done! Wo kann ich spenden?

Ah, hier: Vereinssatzung, Spenden

Joost den Haan, CEO and Co-Founder at Planblue about how to map the Seafloor with underwater Satellites

Listen to E007 – EU Greenwashing Law, Vertical Farming & Investment News and Joost den Haan, CEO and Co-Founder at Planblue about how to map the Seafloor with underwater Satellites to get a nice overview about Planblue GmbH.

The health of our oceans is directly linked to all life on earth, yet 95% of our oceans are unknown. We believe that threats posed to nature and society, by e.g. climate change or plastic pollution, need to be tackled and understood using real-time, objective and automated tools. This is what we provide with our technology.


Thomas Riedel is talking to Co-Founder and CEO of planblue Joost den Haan. The Bremen-based startup with a Dutch CEO and international team is engaged in mapping the seafloor. Thanks to specially developed sensor technology, they can do this with unprecedented precision. And this precision is needed if one wants to make accurate calculations about the state of the sea and the seabed. And just how important the seabed is is shown by this surprising fact: Seagrass is 35 times better at storing carbon than the rainforest. Look forward to an exciting interview with Joost den Haan who is norn below the ocean surface, as they build a global seafloor database with underwater satellites.

Why do I blog this? Joost giving a nice overview about the company I work in right now.