When the Hackerspace RaumZeitLabor started their electronic parts sorting, they realized that no good software existed to manage electronic parts. They started off using PartDB (a german software, written in mixed PHP+HTML), but realized that the software wasn’t powerful enough and awkward to extend with new functionality.
The hackers Felicitus, nessi and DaFo (amonst others) started to think about a new system, which eventually was written in 2011.
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This does look pretty neat!
I’ve wanted to build something like this for some time, but it’s extensive.
I built something similar, a more limited database for vacuum tubes – provides a ‘want list’ you can print out for ham fests & such.
I don’t need to track every resistor, but it would be nice to know what’s in my parts bins without digging.