Minibadges have become a popular collectable at SAINTCON. One of the most common questions we get is: “How do you make a MiniBadge?” Well, we got you!
This page is dedicated to helping you learn how to use open-source tools to design and produce your own minibadges.
KiCAD – PCB Design Software
KiCAD is open-source free software which is used to design printed circuit boards (“PCB”). It is a super-common piece of software with hundreds of YouTube videos available to help you through it’s basic functions.
A Graphics Design tool that has extensions for making design within KiCAD easier and more functional.
This extension for Inkscape makes setup and conversion of SVG files east to import into KiCAD. It saves a ton of time and removes complexity in processing artwork and images.
SAINTCON Minibadge Library
This library includes designed components for KiCAD so that the base design and footprint for the Minibadge are easy to use and understand.
One of the best online tutorials was completed @compukidmike. This 3-part series is a step by step instruction for every part of the design process.