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.
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.
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