In their own words, “Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. [They] offer a software tool, a community website, and services in the spirit of processing, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional PCBs.”
At Digilent, we use Fritzing to present educational concepts. A lot of our Learn projects feature Fritzing. A number of our parts (with more being added regularly) are in Fritzing Projects (search for Digilent) and in the user-created parts repository. From designing circuits to demonstrating new concepts, we use Fritzing for showing people what we’re working on. We also use some Fritzing graphics in our inventories for our Learn projects. (The one shown below is from a project about debouncing circuits with libraries.)
Both Fritzing and Digilent intend to continue to work together to fulfill our common educational missions and goals. We would both like to see everyone learning how to use hardware and software to learn programming and to teach electronics.
Check back over the next few weeks to see a couple more posts featuring Fritzing, including a tutorial or two!