At the level I am working at in retirement I think I am going to get my first PCB fabed using Fritzing, Just seen the link here on ee-times. I like the intuitive bread boarding approach and they have a 6502 processor outline already so the shield I want to build for the Papilio One to emulate the UK101 looks a distinct possibility.
May be max would like an article on starting out with Fritzing?
@Crusty1 thanks....re SMD I did something with them not too long ago and successfully used my Niche PCB designer for it. There might be something on that in the not too distant future. You're certainly more adventurous than me with new stuff! I'm not yet on pension but have a wife and a mortgage....'nuff said....
Much the same circuit board development time line for me. I somehow seem to be stuck in the Veroboard trap, I use Tiny Cad to capture the circuits and VeeCad to layout the Veroboard circuit, saves a lot of heart ache from putting a link or hole in the wrong place.
Now I am getting forced to use SMD footprints I have got my head around Eagle but not yet Design Spark, I like Cad drawing system that give a 3D view of the components and circuit, but free versions seem hard to find, or ones not with some user limit. My pension makes me a miser, just as I was when I had only pocket money.
Good Article forgot how the Dalo pens inked up my fingers.
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