Drawing a custom Arduino sheild
Have you ever wanted to make your own Arduino Shield?
Well there is a FOSS program out there called Fritzing.
It comes with a bunch of nice features like the ability to draw out your program with simple intuitive graphics such as the one I made below for the Temperature Sensor Project (TSP).
It comes with a library full of Arduino products as well as other popular components.
After making this drawing you are also able to convert it into a Printed Circuit board (PCB) and have that sent to a PCB Fabrication company.
There are three major views.
- Breadboard (below)
Fritzing is an open source project designed to help one transition from a
prototype to a finished project. Aimed at users who want to produce or document
circuits and experiments, one starts by building a physical prototype, then
recreating it with Fritzing’s graphical editor. From there one can generate a
schematic, PCB artwork, and PCB production files.