Drawing a custom Arduino sheild

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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) 
  • Schematic
  • PCB
I did have issues with the version in the Ubuntu Repos. But the version off of their website works perfectly.

Have fun playing with the program and let me know if you design anything interesting! –Chris Yarger

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.
Homepage: http://fritzing.org

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