Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. Fritzing offer a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs.




Simulator for Arduino is the most full featured Arduino Simulator available at the present time.

The benefits and features of the Arduino Simulator are:

  • The ability to teach and demonstrate the inner workings of an Arduino sketch
  • Test out a sketch without the hardware, or prior to purchasing hardware
  • Debug a sketch
  • Demonstrate a project to a potential customer
  • Develop a complicated sketch faster than using the hardware





CodeBlocks Arduino IDE is a customized distribution of the open-source Code::Blocks IDE enhanced for Arduino development. It provides more demanding software developers with everything a modern IDE should have including code foldering, code completion, code navgiation, compiling as well as uploading for Arduino. With a dedicated project wizard, it’s easy create a ready-to-go Arduino project. The distribution integrates latest Arduino core files, standard Arduino libraries, AVR toolchain, Arduino Builder, a serial terminal and most interesting, an API-level Arduino simulator (under development).


  1. dedicated project wizard for Arduino development
  2. integrated Arduino core files and libraries
  3. compiled core files cached for faster compiling speed (comparing to original Arduino IDE)
  4. integrated pre-configured AVR compiler toolchain
  5. popular Arduino boards supported as build targets
  6. uploading HEX to Arduino boards (Leonardo supported) by running the built target
  7. Arduino API-level simulator (very early stage) integrated (as a build target)





The open-source Arduino environment makes it easy to write code and upload it to the i/o board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing, avr-gcc, and other open source software.