# KiMotor - Parametric PCB motors in KiCad

Notes on a proof-of-concept KiCad plugin to generate parametric PCB stators for axial-flux electric motors.

## Current status

The plugin currently allows the customization of few main mechanical and electrical parameters. The plugin is a POC of possibly good things to come. It is still a far cry from being reliable for the day to day use (see issues) but you can have a look at the code and/or download it from GitHub.

## Developer notes for KiCad plugins

file format

### Locate plugin folders

> import pcbnew; print(pcbnew.PLUGIN_DIRECTORIES_SEARCH)



I’ve found a very different structure from the ones described in the official documentation. This is probably due to the fact I’ve install KiCad from snap.

### Important details on plugins

ATTENTION if the plugin file is in a subfolder the __init__.py file is needed (i.e. it is a proper Python package)

## References

KiCad Plugins official documentation with hints on standard folders for plugin

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