Fritzing - from prototype to product
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This is a preview release of Fritzing. Try it out on your project
and let us know what requirements you have. Contribute to the part
library and if you're a developer, have a look at the code. We greatly
appreciate every contribution. Please join the discussion in our forums.
This is an early release and the software is not yet stable. We welcome
your bug reports. Also please be aware that file formats may change
as we move closer to a final release, so there's no guarantee that your
sketch files will open in future releases.
Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers and artists in
taking the step from physical prototyping to actual product. We are
creating this software in the spirit of Processing and Arduino. Fritzing's
goal is to allow the designer / artist / researcher / hobbyist to document
their breadboard-based prototype and create a PCB layout for
We hope our website will be a place for people to share and discuss
their projects and experiences.
Fritzing is essentially Electronic Design Automation software suited to the
needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard,
so that it is easy to transfer a hardware sketch to the software by using a
drag-and-drop-based GUI to copy your sketch. From there it is possible
to create PCB layouts for turning your prototype into a robust PCB,
either on your own, or with the help of a manufacturer.
To launch Fritzing:
on Mac, double-click the Fritzing application
on Linux, double-click fritzing.sh, or try ./fritzing.sh in your shell window
on Windows, double-click fritzing.exe
GNU GPL v3 on the code and CreativeCommons:BY-SA on the rest
(c) 2007-2009 Fachhochschule Potsdam