Documenting Your Work

Hand-drawn scribbles offer nice starting points, but often projects take twists and turns along the way that have to account for limited resources or hardware that just doesn’t work as planned. The final product may be vastly different from the original design. That’s why it’s so important to finish a project with accurate, clean, and concise documentation, especially if you plan to share your design with others.

Using applications like Fritzing can aid with the generation of clean, full-color wiring diagrams. Doing so will go a long way toward showing exactly how to wire up a project. Nothing is worse than seeing blurry, angled Flickr photos or YouTube videos of wires plugging into hard-to-see shield or breadboard pinholes ...

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