[Discuss] Sharing best practices

Pierce Nichols pierce at logos-electro.com
Wed Oct 3 05:31:45 UTC 2012

Personally, I use bom-ex to embed the BoM into the Eagle schematic
file. I like it better than using a spreadsheet because that
particular package makes it trivial to generate uploadable orders for
Mouser and Digikey. This seems like the right approach in general,
because it makes the workflow more direct.


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Michael Shiloh
<michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is great Nathan. Thanks.
> One thing I've been mulling over is how we manager parts lists, or, more
> generally, part selection in general.
> You mention a spreadsheet. Implicit in this is a collection of parts which
> the OP presumably has evaluated and likes. This is valuable information! Why
> did you chose this red LED over the million others available? How much
> flexibility do I have on this diode, so that I might combine quantities with
> another project which requires a similar, but different, diode? What are
> equivalents at different vendors?
> M
> On 10/02/2012 08:50 PM, Nathan Seidle wrote:
>> Hi mailing list,
>> I've been mulling around the best practices for sharing in the OSHW
>> community. If it makes sense, I think it would be good to add this to
>> the OSHWA website someday.
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XbzNvMgqbg7EyDy2UBWKvlV1WmWHWKOdjdkzAIAHTWM/edit
>> Please log in if you've got a google account so we can track changes.
>> My goal is to point out the major groups: real-world photos,
>> enclosure, PCB, code, documentation. I know there are others but I'm
>> having brainstorm block at the moment.
>> Please remember OSHW includes more than electronics. My dream is to
>> have a bicycle manufacturer in the group some day. How would they
>> share?
>> Let me know what you think.
>> Cheers,
>> -Nathan
>> --
>> Nathan Seidle
>> CEO, SparkFun Electronics Inc
>> Boulder, CO
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Pierce Nichols
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