Proposed website for cataloging schematics

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by sjgallagher2, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. sjgallagher2

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 6, 2013
    I've been working with a friend on a website called "Sourcebook" (named for the Markus Sourcebook of Electronic Circuits books) which acts as a schematic catalog, or wiki. There are no good places to browse schematics like you can with a good book, short of Google Images, and analysis and BOMs are hard to come by. Anyone interested in seeing this some day?
  2. bertus


    Apr 5, 2008
  3. sjgallagher2

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 6, 2013
    Not exactly, the site would be a sourcebook of circuits and schematics, with many specific designs in different categories as opposed to only general information on topics in electronics. Something to host e.g. schematics for commercial products, or schematics that appeared in magazines or research papers, or in YouTube videos, as well as circuit designs from people who just want to share.
  4. WBahn


    Mar 31, 2012
    The interest would be determined by how good it was, which "good" being a very subjective metric that encompassed a lot of things, including how complete it was and how well organized it was. If someone comes to the site, how many of the right magical words do they need to know to find a circuit that does what they want? How much information is available about that circuit once they find it.

    You also have to deal with copyright and intellectual property rights.
  5. OBW0549

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    There are already a gazillion "circuit collection" websites online. I don't think the world is begging for another one, unless you've got something in mind that will differentiate your site from all the others.