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Fritzing – Easy Access to PCB Manufacturing for DIY Electronics Hobbyists

March 2, 2013
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Fritzing.org allows the DIY electronics hobbyist to produce professional quality PCB's through use of their creative commons software and their online ordering service.

Fritzing.org allows the DIY electronics hobbyist to produce professional quality PCB’s through use of their creative commons software and their online ordering service.

We are constantly amazed by the evolution of fantastic resources available to DIY hobbyists and designers.

A couple of weeks ago, we provided a step-by-step guide to making printed circuit boards (PCB).  The UV imaging and Ferric Chloride etching method is not particularly difficult all up, but there are still serious draw-backs and barriers to making DIY PCBs at home for many.   Suitable work areas and ventilation are required; relatively nasty chemicals need sourcing and handling; and disposal of waste needs very careful attention for environmental reasons because it contains toxic Copper salts.

For anyone who just wants a professional looking printed circuit board on which to place their newly designed electronics project without the fuss, we really recommend considering what Fritzing.org has to offer.  They provide a fantastic fabrication alternative for electronics enthusiasts living in close quarters, or where DIY PCB etching is simply out of the question.

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