Fritzing -> PCB, how ?

Hi probably most of you all know Fritzing very well and, for sure better, than me. Anyway, Fritzing allows to design a PCB and autoroutes its components. Then, one has two options to "consolidate" his/her prototype: send the PCB to the company and buy a board (whose cost is high for an hobbyist like me, who just needs only one or maximum two samples) or export the PCB's scheme to files.

After exporting the scheme (in PDF or SVG) a lot of files are produced and I'm a little bit puzzled how to manage them (some of them are the top face, others are the bottom one, others are empty :~, etc.). In addition I've heard that there're techniques to "home-brew" ourself PCBs from the printed schemes.

My question is: does anybody have a good pointer (or experience) to a clear and complete tutorial which teaches to produce a PCB home-made starting from the Fritzing scheme ?

thank you very much,

Alvise

I design in Fritzing, export to Gerber, then have it manufactured by Itead. Works great. And Cheap.

In Fritzing I create the PCB design manually, do not use autoroute. Export to Gerber, and send all the files to Itead.

/Tobias

Don't worry about Gerber files, they are an ancient and crufty bunch of stuff, you can get gerber viewer program if you want to convince yourself they are correct, but best just to export, zip them together and send them off. T

Tobbera: I design in Fritzing, export to Gerber, then have it manufactured by Itead. Works great. And Cheap.

Me too.