The Fritzmas challenge – send in your projects! @ Fritzing. Andre writes – [via]
It’s that time of the year again, and we would like to take the opportunity to re-cap what the last year has brought. So here’s the Fritzmas challenge 2011: You show us what you did, and we give you what we did.
How you can win
Take a look at what you’ve built with Fritzing this year, and snap a couple of photos/screenshots. If you think it’s an interesting concept, a technical masterpiece, or just fun, we want to see it all.
Then either upload it to our projects gallery or mail them to info (ät) fritzing.org. (Also, you must agree that we may publish what you send us (if you prefer, anonymized).
Deadline is Sunday, December 18th.
The Fritzmas challenge – send in your projects! – [Link]
HOW TO – Building a simple Fritzing component… Bertrand writes – [via]
This is me shaving a yak. Shaving the yak, if you don’t know, is what you do when a seemingly simple task necessitates many recursive and unforeseen sub-tasks in order to be carried out.
The story goes like this… Let’s say that I want to paint a picture, but I’m in a shack in the middle of the desert and I don’t have a canvas, brushes or paint. I do have a piece of strong cloth, a few pieces of wood, and the rocks around the shack can provide some pigments that I can mix with some oil. For the nails, I can extract some from the shack’s structure itself. For the brush, I’ll need some quality hair. Well, long story short, before I know it, here I am, in the middle of the desert, shaving a yak.
Today’s metaphorical yak is the representation in Fritzing of a $0.95 part, a knob potentiometer. Fritzing is a wonderful Open Source tool for designing electronic circuits. Its only shortcoming is that its library of components is not yet complete enough that it can be used to design all circuits. In my case, it’s lacking the SD card reader that I’m using, analog sticks and… this small $0.95 potentiometer. Well, in fact, for the potentiometer, I could have easily used one of the stock components from Fritzing that is close enough, but for my first component design, I wanted to start with a fairly simple part so I went ahead with it anyways, with the hope of having a better fit in the end.
Building a simple Fritzing component – [Link]
Fritzing is an open source GUI based program that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, show them in a presentation, and create a pcb layout for professional manufacturing.
The developers have released an updated version, which contains a number of improvements. [via]
Updated Fritzing release – [Link]
Fritzing has an updated version: [via]
Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics. We are creating a software and website in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and to create a pcb layout for professional manufacturing.
Fritzing update! – [Link]
What is Fritzing:
Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product. Fritzing is essentially an Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists.
Currently there is a special Christmas offer. You send them your Fritzing-made pcb layout and (if your design is selected) they send you back two copies of your project. That’s a “Fritzmas” present! Visit the offer page here. Check out some projects designed with Fritzing.
Fritzing: from prototype to product – [Link]
In the same style as Processing and Arduino, “Fritzing” is an open source PCB layout tool that attempts to help designers move from physical prototypes to building actual products. In particular in the area of PCB prototyping, the freely downloadable cross-platform software allows for basic layout and design of projects like Arduino shields and other projects and can also be used to document PCB designs for later publishing on the web, etc… Lots of very good introductory information at the link below. [via]
Fritzing open source PCB layout tool – [Link]