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#223 Fritzing Parts

Most projects in the LittleArduinoProjects collection a circuit schematic drawn with Fritzing. But often I needed a non-standard part for the diagram. Here they are!

NB: if I’m making a PCB, I’ll probably be using KiCad instead. More recently, I’ve been using EasyEDA as a great tool for drawing up schematics.

New Parts

These are new parts I’ve created because I wasn’t able to find an existing alternative:

Locally Cached Parts

If the part source is not in a reliable repository (e.g. GitHub), I may copy the part here with a note on its providence.

Useful Parts Collections on GitHub

Creating Fritzing Parts

Fritzing seems caught in a perpetual 0.9 beta, and the parts editor is yet to be fully revised and documented. Some guides that are useful..

Tips/tricks/heuristics

Hmm, there’s not much guidance, but here ar ea few things that seem to apply (in the current versions at least)..

  • breadboard views expect connector elements named with an ID indexed from 0 i.e. pin 0 should be named connector0pin
  • schematic views expect(?) pins and terminals with an ID indexed from 0 i.e. pin 0 should be named connector0pin and have a terminal named connector0terminal
  • render all non-standard fonts as objects

Credits and References

About LEAP#223 EDA
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This page is a web-friendly rendering of my project notes shared in the LEAP GitHub repository.

LEAP is my personal collection of electronics projects, usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting (IMHO!).

The projects are usually inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the sources such as:

Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know. See the individual projects for credits where due. There are even now a few projects contributed by others - send your own over in a pull request if you would also like to add to this collection.