Fritzing software is an interesting open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics and develop electronic projects. Fritzing helps you learn more about electronic circuits, to document your projects and even let’s you prepare them for production.
It can be downloaded for Windows, Mac or Linux from the official download page or download the version 0.7.11B directly from:
Fritzing Video Presentation
Once you have build your circuit on the breadboard you can start transfer it to Fritzing which has 3 different project views:
- the breadboard view is where virtual electronic components can be wired and placed on a virtual breadboard. Parts that do not exist can be created as well.
- the schematic view is where the former representation of the schematic can be viewed and edited. Changes made in one view instantly affect all other views.
- the pcb view allows you to place parts on a printed circuit board. An auto-router generates the traces and the final pcb layout can be exported to the necessary production formats.
Publishing and sharing your projects is easy with the built-in function. Additionally the fritzing.org website offers learning material, tutorials and the option to take part in development of Fritzing.