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  • Recommendations for simple PCB design
    Fritzing - Opensource, a simpler tool but still fully capable. Though last time (many years ago) I tried to use it, despite quite liking it I found it to be very unstable to the point I could not use it without it crashing many times. Maybe that was just my system or maybe things have improved since then though. Might be worth a try. I quite liked it when it was not crashing. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Anyone know how to put this on breadboard?
    I'd recommend you check out the software called Fritzing! - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • With what easy draw wiring diagrams?
    This image was created with Fritzing: - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Good (free) program for creating electrical schematic? Similar to this picture? looking to make schematic of my enclosure wiring.
    I've seen people use fritzing before for similar things, though it may not be quite what you're looking for. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Tools for esp32
    I seem to remember someone suggesting Fritzing to me for this though ( - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • 1940's Philco Radio & PI/RTL-SDR Setup
    8 buttons, 8 LEDs, Volume, and Power. I used pretty much every available GPIO on the RPI4 and therefore there are a lot of wires and a lot to keep up with. I ended up paying for some software to help me stay somewhat organized >> - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I made a RC Controlled Car with an arduino and it turned out super nice. PLease consider checking my video
    If you have time you should create a complete schematic for this whole project, not just the steering servo (try for schematics) and post the code you wrote to make the whole project work. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Pcb or protoboard for a large project?
    You can absolutely layout the protoboard design with EDA software. Fritzing is kind of designed around making protoboard/breadboard layouts as opposed to the free-form, multi-layer PCB layouts. Standard EDA tools like KiCAD can still be used if you just keep everything on a 0.1" grid and 90° traces. The layers are also useful as you can use them to organize different types of signals. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Does anyone know how they make such beautiful and clean diagrams? (Screenshot from How To Mechatronics' video "DIY Arduino based RC Transmitter")
    I'd recommend "fritzing". You can get it here: for a donation of 8 bucks. But afaik it's originally freeware and you can find it for free and distribute it as well. Also the code is public on github. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Do any of you guys think that this layout could work?
    I do not know, I just wanted to recommend . It will change your life when designing layouts. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Drawing prototype board
    Hi! I think Fritzing does what you want. You can draw your schematics, then design your protoboard, and finally the PCB. It has layouts available for most common components, including perfboards. Now, it's not as advanced as other softwares for PCB design, but it should be sufficient for your project. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Back by popular demand, recorded straight from iOS 😎
    Check out open source project - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Looking for some decent Electrical Diagram Drawing Software
    Maybe try out Fritzing. It's open-source and it will only set you back a contribution toward expenses of about $10 for the download. They have a pretty extensive library of components, including the classic electrical diagram bits and pieces. You can also do pretty competent PCB routing with it. It's not EagleCAD, but it'll be more than sufficient for smaller projects. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What software can i use for a schematic diagram of my connection between arduino and sensor?
    Fritzing is easier to learn, but it's also easier to produce an output that resembles a rat's nest. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Introducing Cirkit Designer, a tool I'm building for circuit design, documentation and sharing. Looking for some feedback!
    Looks interesting but I'm curious how it is different from Fritzing ( - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Help learning drawings
    Fritzring may be a useful tool, though geared towards makers and hobbyists. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Arduino wiring for a button box
    For a great wiring tool I would advice Fritzing, you'll have a better overview of you wiring diagrams and can even work them into actual PCB's and introduce your arduino code. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Building a FAKE defusable bomb toy for Airsoft/Paintball/Nerf. Description and questions in the first comment!
    Https:// (the one I mentioned in my first comment) is really good for beginners, but it's utterly useless for anything other than a complete beginner...if that makes sense at all. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Building a FAKE defusable bomb toy for Airsoft/Paintball/Nerf. Description and questions in the first comment!
    Tons - feel free to ask your questions here, and we're more than happy to help. I think you also might really like - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Arduino Refractometer
    The cool thing about the Arduino is you have a connection between hard- and software, that almost anyone can use without knowing much about electronics. So like you buy the Arduino, code some stuff, immediately upload it and see your result. What's the point on coding functions, which you can't even check on your device? But I see you're eager to learn :) so the Arduin language is mostly some simple C. If you... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Need help with a project
    You have described the circuit but we need to see an actual schematic if possible. Something like Fritzing can be used. You haven't mentioned anything about resistors for the LEDs or pull-up resistors for the switches, for instance, and a schematic would show that. I'm on mobile at the moment but in a few minutes I'll be able to describe how you should connect things up given your code. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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Fritzing is an all-in-one open-source hardware initiative that lets you use electronics as a creative medium. The program includes advanced and useful capabilities that enable users to create a creative environment in which they may document and share their prototypes. Designers and artists can increase productivity by experimenting with the prototype to create a more efficient circuit using the program. The...

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