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cat6

I keep seeing nice, clean, clear arduino schematics, like this one:  http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/09/arduino-projects-getting-started/arduino-morse-flasher-board-layout-large.jpg

Now I need to make a schematic for a recent project.  Somebody please tell me that making these things is easy, free, and fun. :D

MichaelMeissner

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Nov 30, 2012, 07:35 am Last Edit: Nov 30, 2012, 07:42 am by MichaelMeissner Reason: 1

I keep seeing nice, clean, clear arduino schematics, like this one:  http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/09/arduino-projects-getting-started/arduino-morse-flasher-board-layout-large.jpg

Now I need to make a schematic for a recent project.  Somebody please tell me that making these things is easy, free, and fun. :D


The usual answer is to download fritzing: http://fritzing.org/.  I think eagle may be another thing to try: http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/108.

Here is an example I did of a shutter release I was working on with fritzing.  It didn't take all that long to do (note, I added the legends afterwards in gimp which is a free photo editor):

cat6

Thanks, Michael.  I've heard Eagle's learning curve is harsh, so I'll try fritzing instead.  I can add labels in after the fact with photoshop or whatever's handy.

liudr

fritzing has very limited collection of diagrams and parts. I tried several times to do some diagrams but got discouraged by this serious limitation.

retrolefty

In no way should this product be considered a 'schematic drawing' application program, it is just a visual pictorial of the physical wiring layout. Learning to read and create true schematic drawings should not be confused with what this PC application creates. While there is room in the world for both forms for sharing circuit information, if I could only have one I would always pick a true schematic drawing over a pictorial layout drawing.

Lefty

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