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I am an artist looking to experiment with generating schematics with various machine learning techniques and am looking for a large (ideally 10,000+) publicly available dataset of schematic files. The techniques that I am looking to employ requires that these files be .sch (or similar file format that can be opened with KiCad or EAGLE. Are there more common or interoperable schematic file formats that I should be looking for?) and not simply images of schematics.

A bit of Googling around led to rather unsatisfactory results and I am not actually much of a hardware guy myself (I've got a basic understanding of circuitry but thats about it). The exact purpose/content of dataset is relatively unimportant provided there are enough files in a format that I can use. For instance, if NASA were to have a database of schematics from certain missions that would suffice.

Thanks in advance!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this anything to do with electronic circuitry? \$\endgroup\$ – Bradman175 Nov 8 '16 at 0:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ How do you mean exactly? I realize it isn't a typical post for this stack but this seemed like the type of community that might have the knowledge to answer the question. Such a dataset would also likely be of use to folks learning electrical engineering or using KiCad or EAGLE. \$\endgroup\$ – Brannon Nov 8 '16 at 0:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ filetype:sch schematic eagle \$\endgroup\$ – Tony Stewart Sunnyskyguy EE75 Nov 8 '16 at 2:58
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On sites like GitHub, circuit schematics are publicly available for download in the number of many thousands.

There are search engines like https://aisler.net/, but it's not easy to use them for batch downloading.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I was able to search GitHub for "endComp" (to find only .sch files that actually include components) and filter so that only language "KiCad" results would be shown. This yielded ~27K results, perfect for my needs. Now just need to write a script that batch downloads them. Thank you! \$\endgroup\$ – Brannon Nov 8 '16 at 17:15
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You could not expect that an intelectual property like a circuit schematic is publicly available for download in such numbers of many thousands.

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