Before we get into the new parts for this week, I wanted to answer several people who’ve asked what software I use to create Fritzing parts. Fritzing parts consist of vector art (tinySVG files) and an XML file which contains the data about the part, like connector names, part descriptions, etc. To draw the SVG files, I use Inkscape. For the text editing, which can get quite extensive on parts with a lot of connectors, I use EditPad Lite, though any text editor will probably work just as well. Finally, the built-in Fritzing parts editor is useful for combining all the images together.
I’d also like to mention that you are welcome to make parts requests in the comments here or on future Fritzing Friday posts — I can’t guarantee that all the parts requested will end up in the library, but I’ll certainly take it under advisement.
And now, on with this week’s new parts!
First up, we’ve got our shiny, glowy waterproof illuminated pushbuttons:
Next, we’ve got the Maxbotix ultrasonic rangefinders in green (regular vesion) and black (hi-res version):
Finally, some various odds and ends:
From left to right:
- our adjustable breadboard power supply
- our rotary encoder with momentary switch and knob
- and our MPL115A2 I2C barometric sensor
As always, you can get the latest version of the Adafruit Fritzing Library on GitHub!
Have a nice weekend!