Fritzing for Inventors: Take Your Electronics Project from Prototype to Product

Fritzing for Inventors: Take Your Electronics Project from Prototype to Product

by Simon Monk

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In this TAB book, bestselling electronics author Simon Monk shows maker-entrepreneurs how to use Fritzing’s open-source software and services to create electronics prototypes, design and manufacture printed circuit boards (PCBs), and bring professional-quality electronic products to market.

Fritzing for Inventors: Take Your Electronics Project from Prototype to Product explains how to use this set of free, open-source electronics prototyping tools to lay out breadboards, create schematics, and design professional-quality printed circuit boards (PCBs). No engineering skills needed! Whether you’re a hobbyist, artist, inventor, or student, you’ll be able to develop a product from schematic to prototype to professional-quality printed circuit board, all from one easy-to-use software package. Fritzing works well with prototyping boards such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone.

This DIY guide covers the whole lifecycle of product development for a hobbyist entrepreneur. It takes you from initial concept, to prototyping, to PCB production, to distribution. Along the way, it examines the sourcing of components, product testing, and even how to price products for wholesale and retail.

  • Simon Monk is a bestselling TAB electronics author and popular presenter at MakerFaires
  • Well-illustrated tutorial with screen captures, easy-to-follow instructions, and step-by-step projects
  • Describes an up-to-date contemporary approach to PCB design, including surface-mount designs
  • Explains how to become a maker entrepreneur by using crowdfunding and indie marketplaces for technical products

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071844635
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Edition description: List
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He’s the bestselling author of several electronics books, including Programming Arduino, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Programming the Raspberry Pi, and Hacking Electronics. Dr. Monk also runs the website MonkMakes.com, which features his own products and projects.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch 1. Introduction to Fritzing
Ch 2. Quickstart
Ch 3. Breadboard Prototyping
Ch 4. Schematic Design
Ch 5. Laying out a PCB
Ch 6. Soldering a PCB
Ch 7. Working with Arduino and Other Boards
Ch 8. Creating Your Own Parts
Ch 9. Example 1
Ch 10. Example 2
Ch 11. Product Testing
Ch 12. Funding and Distributing Your Product

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