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Fritzing Software
Developer(s) Interaction Design Lab Potsdam
Stable release 0.9.0b / July 14, 2014 (2014-07-14)
Operating system Mac OS X, Linux, Windows
Type EDA
License GNU GPL v3 (software)
CC-BY-SA (component images)[1]
Website .org.fritzingwww

Fritzing is an open source software initiative[2] to support designers and artists ready to move from physical prototyping to actual product. It was developed at the University of Applied Sciences of Potsdam.[3]


Fritzing's schematic view

The software is created in the spirit of the Processing programming language and the Arduino microcontroller[4] and allows a designer, artist, researcher, or hobbyist to document their Arduino-based prototype and create a PCB layout for manufacturing. The associated website helps users share and discuss drafts and experiences as well as to reduce manufacturing costs.

Fritzing can be seen as an electronic design automation (EDA) tool for non-engineers: the input metaphor is inspired by the environment of designers (the breadboard-based prototype), the output is offering nearly no options and is focused on accessible means of production.

Component images are distributed under CC-BY-SA, which will also be the license for any generated breadboard views.

Breadboard view of a simple circuit, drawn with Fritzing.
Circuit diagram of the same circuit.


  1. ^ What license is Fritzing released under? FAQ
  2. ^ McRoberts, Michael (2010). Beginning Arduino. APress. pp. xx.  
  3. ^ Brühlmann, Thomas (2010). Arduino: Praxiseinstieg. Hüthig Jehle Rehm. p. 270.  
  4. ^ Gläser, Thomas; Markus Jaritz and Philipp Sackl (13 September 2009). "Hardware-Hacking: So baut man einen Tentakel-Roboter für 100 Euro".  

External links

  • Official website
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