Free Circuit Simulator
This is a free Electronic Circuit Simulator Programme. There are versions for both Windows and Linux. I've installed it successfully on SuSE 8.2, SuSE 9.2 and SuSE 10.1 and PCLinuxOS 2012. It's worth downloading for the easy-to-use Schematic Drawing Tool alone.
Free PCB Design Software
Free Software - with lots of useful tips and advice - to help you Design Your Own PCB Layouts. I don't use it myself - I prefer to use Veroboard. But it's easy to learn and it's easy to use. If you've produced a PCB layout for one of my circuits - using this or any other software - I'd appreciate a copy.
Free Stripboard Layout Software
This Free Software from VeeCAD.com
will help you Design Your Own Veroboard Layouts. Simply draw the circuit diagram using a schematic editor - such as the equally free TinyCAD
. Then import the netlist. VeeCAD is easy to learn and easy to use. Everything you need to know is in the "Help" file.
Designing Veroboard Layouts With Excel Or EasyCalc
Design your own veroboard / stripboard layouts using Microsoft Excel - or using the Free OpenOffice - EasyCalc.
These small files (Under 15k) include a veroboard template - a few common component shapes - and a sample layout. You can draw additional components - as required.
Free Anti-Spyware Software
A free programme to help you identify and remove from your hard-drive - software routines that spy on you and compromises your privacy. You don't know they're there - and you don't know what they're up to. This programme lets you get rid of them - and the regular free updates catch any new varieties that manage to slip by. Try it - you may be surprised by what you find.
Free DeskPins Software
This free programme lets you add the "Always on Top" feature to any window. It's worth downloading just for your calculator. Click on the DeskPins icon in the taskbar tray. The mouse pointer turns into a pushpin. Then simply click on the window you want to remain on top.
Inkscape - A Free Graphics Programme.
I've used Inkscape to draw some of the stripboard layouts on this site. It's available for Windows, Linux and Mac. To get your free copy - go to Cnet.Com
. Enter the word "Inkscape" into the search box. And select the version you require - from the results.