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Sorry Fritzing, you've lost me

I've been using Fritzing as a schematic editor for a number of years now, it's not the best one available but it had a few features that I haven't found in any other program - mainly the ability to do breadboard and stripboard layouts of circuits. These features, combined with the fact it is open source and available for Mac, Linux and Windows made it a good choice for the (mostly fairly small) circuits that I publish on the site. Unfortunately Fritzing is not without it's fair share of bugs - importing and sharing custom parts libraries can be problematic, the snap to grid feature is not very…

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Fritzing Parts Updates

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As promised I've added a bunch of new parts to my Fritzing parts library. Most of these are parts from Microchip but there are a handful of others that I've been meaning to add for a while now. Of particular interest are the 28 pin DIP versions of the PIC32 (a MIPS based CPU) as well as the ARM based LPC1114FN28 from NXP. Both of these can be used on a breadboard without needing a module or a development kit which makes them very well suited for hobby level projects. I have samples of both of these chips and I'm experimenting with using them in my competition entry. In the meantime I'm partway…

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Another Babyduino Update

After a bit of a disappointing experience with my last attempt to make boards for the Babyduino I've fixed the issue with the with Fritzing parts generator and recreated the PCB. The new version has been sent off to Seeed Studio again and I'm hoping for the new boards to arrive in about a month. In the meantime all the parts I have available on my Fritzing Parts page have been updated to have accurate PCB footprints. That page will be updated tomorrow night sometime - while I was doing the update I thought I'd take the opportunity to add a bunch of new parts I've acquired and it's taking a lit…

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