Added this week: the Neopixel 8×8 Matrix! Check it out in the Adafruit Fritzing Library!
A follow-up to last week, we’ve added the 12- and 24-Neopixel rings to our Fritzing Library. Get it now on GitHub!
Today’s Fritzing Friday: analog feedback servos!
These motors have the wiper on the servo potentiometer broken out (white wire) so that you can record position or use your own control system*. The full-size and micro versions are now available in the Adafruit Fritzing Library!
30 per meter and 60 per meter NeoPixel strips in the Adafruit Fritzing Library, in both black and white soldermask versions.
The latest updates to the Adafruit Fritzing library (L to R): Adafruit BlueFruit Bluetooth Module breakout, USB Serial cable, and our 2.8W Class-D Stereo Amp breakout.
All these and more in the Adafruit Fritzing library!
I started building this library over a year ago. Making Fritzing parts is… involved, and we make all of ours from scratch, so it’s been a lot a work to get us here, but today I’m proud to say our library contains over 100 parts!
Some of these are ICs or components we use often, but most of them are unique to Adafruit: breakout boards, PCBs, shields, buttons and other open-source hardware.
Above is a screen shot of the 6 newest parts. Clockwise from upper-left we’ve got: the CC3000 WiFi Shield for Arduino, the FLORA color sensor, GEMMA, the CC3000 WiFi Breakout, the 5V Trinket and the 3V Trinket.
So there you have it: 105 parts in the Adafruit Fritzing library (GEMMA was #100).
Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s a tumbler of Laphroaig with my name on it. Cheers!
I’m pleased to announce the addition of the Arduino Micro to the Adafruit Fritzing library! This is one I’ve gotten several requests for, and I’m happy to oblige.
You can get the entire Adafruit Fritzing library from the repo over on GitHub — follow the directions in the README to install it, and start wiring up your own Arduino Micro circuit today!
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:
As always, you can get the latest version of the Adafruit Fritzing Library on GitHub!
Have a nice weekend!
This week for Fritzing Friday we’ve got one big part and a bunch of little parts, and a few in-between.
First, we’ve got our arcade joystick, just like the one Becky used for Madagascar Institute’s Mechanical Bulls project.
Next, we’ve got a bunch of panel meters and IC packages:
From left to right, top to bottom we’ve got:
The last part on the bottom is an update to our 7-segment backpacks — the new white LED model!
Woo! As always, you can get the latest version of our Fritzing library at GitHub!