Take the 2-minute tour ×
Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for electronics and electrical engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I would like to print a fairly common circuit. But I don't want to design the PCB myself. Where should I look when searching for PCB layouts?

share|improve this question
    
I think this may fall under community wiki, unless a single answer will probably clearly be correct, I think this will have many people posting different questions. –  Kortuk Oct 21 '10 at 0:02

5 Answers 5

up vote 7 down vote accepted

If you're interested in arduino, there is http://shieldlist.org. It's a wiki listing of all of the boards that can interface to the arduino board. All should be licensed as open hardware.

share|improve this answer
    
I'm very interested! –  Jader Dias Oct 21 '10 at 23:30
    
It was started and maintained by Jon Oxer of Freetronics –  Chris Gammell Oct 21 '10 at 23:53

Several places publish open-source PCB design files:

Sometimes people post open-source hardware design files on one of the popular open-source software places -- Google code, Sourceforge, Launchpad, Github, etc.

A few places are trying to make it easy to buy open-source PCBs -- the actual, physical things you hold in your hands, not merely some computer file:

share|improve this answer
    
opencircuits.com is interesting –  Jader Dias Mar 16 '11 at 20:14
    
+1 for OpenCircuits. –  Kevin Vermeer Mar 16 '11 at 22:24

I found some open source hardware at

http://code.google.com/hosting/search?q=hardware

but there are many software projects in these results also.

The only way I found of getting hardware only results is searching for PCB files:

http://www.google.com/codesearch?as_q=file%3A%5C.(grb%7Cpcb%7Cpcbdoc%7Cbrd%7Cgto%7C057%7Cgbl%7Cgto%7Cgbo%7Cgts)%24

share|improve this answer
1  
The file searches won't catch everything, because different EDA packageshave different naming conventions. .pcb .pcbdoc .brd , .grb .gto .057 .gbl .gto .gbo .gts .gbs etc... off the top of my head –  Connor Wolf Oct 21 '10 at 5:17
    
@Fake thanks, I edited the answer to include a link that searches for all those extensions –  Jader Dias Oct 21 '10 at 10:34
    
The list I gave is not comprehensive. It still may miss some results. –  Connor Wolf Oct 22 '10 at 7:06

Maybe you find something interesting in the Arduino board at Dangerous Prototypes forum:

Project development, ideas, and suggestions >> Arduino

share|improve this answer
    
I would like to add: that's a link to the Project development, ideas, and suggestions for Arduino section in the Dangerousprototypes.com forum. –  Jader Dias Oct 22 '10 at 11:35
    
Added it into the post for you. –  Amos Oct 22 '10 at 13:53
    
Made it better. –  OIO Oct 22 '10 at 18:05

http://bildr.org/ aims to be a complete open source electronics community (wiki, forum, etc.)

http://www.opencircuits.com/ aims to be a complete open source electronics wiki

(I found both via SparkFun)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.