Picture only parts until fully functional parts completed?
I'm new to Fritzing. Thank you for creating and sharing such a great tool. Looks to have great potential for the maker/hacker/prototyper community.
My primary use case for Fritzing is to document circuits in breadboard view to share with others. And for my own reference three months later when I've completely forgotten what I built. I don't really need the schematic view and it's highly unlikely I'll send something off for fabrication.
Not trying to criticize, but it seems the main bottleneck to wider adoption is the limited inventory of parts.
Suggestion: Allow the community to create temporary dumb parts that work in the breadboard view with functioning anchor points, but don't necessarily support the full schematic/fab intelligence. Possible benefits...
- Promote wider adoption amongst users that may not need the schematic/fab views.
- Generate momentum for the project: Bigger community feeds more interest feeds bigger community etc...
- Collect stats on most used breadboard parts to help guide which parts should receive programming focus of converting them to full-function parts.
- I've created Visio stencils in the past, but creating a Fritzing part is intimidating for a non electronics expert. Allowing folks like me to contribute dumb parts might entice me to take the next steps and learn how to make fully functioning parts.
- Allows me to create the diagrams I need! :-)
Thanks and keep up the great work!
Thanks for the suggestions. I think building up the parts library and/or parts creation will be Fritzing's next big push.
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