Picaxe M2 parts
Can we have Picaxe M2 parts please? 08M2, 14M2, 18M2, 20M2. Should be easy to create from "M" parts with a few updates to pin descriptions
I think these parts are in some sense already available. Use the Generic IC part (first one in the ICs section of the parts bin) which defaults to an 8 pin DIP when you drag it into your sketch. Drag one in for each part. Then set the number of pins and the chip label from the Inspector. Then, also in the Inspector select the Pin Label Editor to rename pins. If you use them a lot, you could open one in the parts editor and save it as a new part.
Hi Jonathan. Your suggestion is exactly what I did in fact. But there must have been a reason for putting the older picaxe parts in the core bin in the first place. Perhaps to get the Picaxe community interested in Fritzing? If so, more work to be done there as you probably know. Plenty of Arduino fans here, but the Picaxe people mostly seem to favour Diptrace.
The main reason I'm trying Fritzing rather than Diptrace for my first PCB is that I use Ubuntu and would have to install WINE to get Diptrace to run (its Windows only). That sounds like a potential source of problems.
The Picaxe parts were added before the Pin Label Editor was available, and I'm not even sure we had Generic ICs back then.
You're right about more work needing to be done, but we are a very small team with a very long to-do list...
Well, if Fritzing turns out well for me (so far so good...) at least you will have one convert in that camp!
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