Tinkercad is a free web app for 3D design, electronics, and coding, trusted by millions of people around the world. Tinkercad is a free-of-charge, online 3D modeling program that runs in a web browser. Users can quickly learn how to use the Tinkercad software through basic tutorial lessons. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
Since it became available in 2011 it has become a popular platform for creating models for 3D printing and for teaching. In May 2013, Autodesk announced at a Maker Faire that they would acquire Tinkercad.
Tinkercad has a electronics circuits design section that has a browser-based electronic circuit simulator. Despite being an entry-level tool for programming and electronics, Tinkercad offers advanced features such as multi-board simulation, complex analog circuits and can simulate code running on several micro-controllers.
For Arduino experimenting Tinkercad comes with built-in libraries for popular components, including the Adafruit Neopixel, Arduino Servo, and I2C display libraries. However, custom libraries cannot be selected or uploaded. The simulator also supports analog components that are fully simulated. It allows us to test our Arduino program without having real hardware. You can (perhaps you SHOULD) simulate your own designs before trying them on real hardware.
Tinkercad Circuits is probably the first option most users will find when searching for an Arduino simulator, and it’s easy to see why this app is popular among makers. Tinkercad allows you to do Arduino programming using blocks and Arduino own programming language (similar to C++). For beginners, it is recommended to use Blocks + Text mode. With Blocks you can code by selecting the blocks and connecting them appropriately. You can start the simulation by clicking Start Simulation.
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