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01-11-2015, 02:45   #1
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Arduino & Ardumoto schematic diagram

Hi, I'm building an arduino-based line follower and need to draw up a schematic for the circuit.

I've had some experience with Cadstar which has an arduino shield rev3 .scm template, but I'm unsure of how to go about incorporating the ardumoto shield into the schematic. I'll need to show connections from the arduino to the ardumoto shield, and also connections from the ardumoto to the motors it'll be driving. Any help you could give would be great, thanks.

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Hi, I'm building an arduino-based line follower and need to draw up a schematic for the circuit.

I've had some experience with Cadstar which has an arduino shield rev3 .scm template, but I'm unsure of how to go about incorporating the ardumoto shield into the schematic. I'll need to show connections from the arduino to the ardumoto shield, and also connections from the ardumoto to the motors it'll be driving. Any help you could give would be great, thanks.
I didn't explain that very well.. I need to draw a schematic diagram which shows Arduino and ardumoto I/O pins and power connections (not the entire shields), connections to motors, and to other components that will be on veroboard. What would be the best way to implement that in Cadstar for example?
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I didn't explain that very well.. I need to draw a schematic diagram which shows Arduino and ardumoto I/O pins and power connections (not the entire shields), connections to motors, and to other components that will be on veroboard. What would be the best way to implement that in Cadstar for example?
I don't know about Cadstar. I use "Fritzing" it ties in well with arduino
link here, its open source and easy to get into in.

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I don't know about Cadstar. I use "Fritzing" it ties in well with arduino
link here, its open source and easy to get into in.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzing
Thanks a lot Keplar, yeah I'm aware of Fritzing but haven't used it before. The schematic I'm drawing up is for a college project and I'm not sure if Fritzing would look "professional" enough. Still, it's the best/only way I can think of to incorporate everything atm. Thanks again for your input, appreciate it.
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Hi, I'm building an arduino-based line follower and need to draw up a schematic for the circuit.

I've had some experience with Cadstar which has an arduino shield rev3 .scm template, but I'm unsure of how to go about incorporating the ardumoto shield into the schematic. I'll need to show connections from the arduino to the ardumoto shield, and also connections from the ardumoto to the motors it'll be driving. Any help you could give would be great, thanks.
Probably too late but how about orcad?
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Probably too late but how about orcad?
Thanks Jambo, I'll check out orcad
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You normally need to use the same software that the 'supplied' schematic used.
For Ardumoto there seems to be schematic files in Eagle schematic format:
http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/arduino-ardumoto

So you would need to install Eagle (Free with limitations) and you should probably be able to get an eagle schematic for the Arduino. If you have never used such software there is a steep learning curve, but Eagle has some good guides online. Ideally you should try get help from an Eagle expert to hand hold you through the process, or else spend a few dozen hours learning the basics from online guides.

You could also recreate the entire schematic using a package that someone you know uses, such as a package used by your college. For someone who knows what their doing, it would not take long.
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You normally need to use the same software that the 'supplied' schematic used.
For Ardumoto there seems to be schematic files in Eagle schematic format:
http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/arduino-ardumoto

So you would need to install Eagle (Free with limitations) and you should probably be able to get an eagle schematic for the Arduino. If you have never used such software there is a steep learning curve, but Eagle has some good guides online. Ideally you should try get help from an Eagle expert to hand hold you through the process, or else spend a few dozen hours learning the basics from online guides.

You could also recreate the entire schematic using a package that someone you know uses, such as a package used by your college. For someone who knows what their doing, it would not take long.
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