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Bootstrap your electronics projects on circuits.io (circuits.io)
33 points by benschrauwen 1786 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite



Wow, this is an excellent idea.

I can imagine building and ordering spare parts for defective and unsupported electronic devices that would prolong their life.

I can also imagine experimenting with building and fiddling with guitar pedal effects from the slew of existing schematics on the Web.

I think the hardest thing for me is going out finding and buying the parts. Some times I might have the time to assemble them but most of the time I wouldn't.


Thanks man! Our dream is that you guy's can fully focus on the creative part of your project. We want to do the boring part: component sourcing, getting the PCBs manufactured, getting it all assembled, testing,...


As much as I love what they're trying to do here, I can't help but feel that they need to work on some of the basics first. For example, if the parts you're using don't already have a footprint, etc set up on circuits.io you're pretty much screwed. Design a pad by inputting vertex coordinates? Seriously? It would be much better if you could choose a general shape and tweak the parameters from there – vertex coordinates should be left as a last resort.

Props to the team, though. I hope this gets traction.


We are working hard on a better footprint editor right now. It will probably be released in one or two weeks. If you have trouble adding a footprint you can always send us an email and we'll add it for you.


heh. i just made a post the other day looking for advice for starting a hardware project. I'll check this out more later but it looks like it could be useful!

Plug: if anyone has experience making hardware projects (start to finish) and has some free time to lend some advice or would be interested in hearing what i want to make and maybe team up. email me!: me@jonovono.com


We would love to help you with this! I'll send you an email.


.io TLD is more and more geekish...


Awesome! Good luck.




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