CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Fritzing

For many makers and electronics hobbyists, the idea of using computer-aided design (CAD) software conjures up images of obscure and difficult-to-use programs that might need a week’s training course before you can do anything useful with them. Fritzing is not like that. Fritzing has been designed and has developed for makers, hobbyists, and inventors, not for professional electronic engineers.

This high-speed tour of Fritzing will give you an idea of the breadth of this tool. It is useful just to know what features are available, even if you are not going to use them right away. Many of the things mentioned in the following short summary will be dealt with in considerably greater detail later in the book, so ...

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