This video provides an introduction to the kicad software and demonstrates how to create a schematic symbol for a 555 timer. First, the author shows how to add a custom library to kicad. Next, they set the library as the working library and alter the text in the center of the page. They then show how to add pins to the schematic symbol and move them around. Finally, they demonstrate how to place the schematic symbol in a schematic capture program and how to rotate it to match the layout of the example circuit.