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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?

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    \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kortuk
    Oct 21 '10 at 0:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Any open source hardware retailer \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike
    Apr 26 '17 at 3:38
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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.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm very interested! \$\endgroup\$
    – Jader Dias
    Oct 21 '10 at 23:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ It was started and maintained by Jon Oxer of Freetronics \$\endgroup\$ Oct 21 '10 at 23:53
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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:

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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

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    \$\begingroup\$ 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 \$\endgroup\$ Oct 21 '10 at 5:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Fake thanks, I edited the answer to include a link that searches for all those extensions \$\endgroup\$
    – Jader Dias
    Oct 21 '10 at 10:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ The list I gave is not comprehensive. It still may miss some results. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 22 '10 at 7:06
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Maybe you find something interesting in the Arduino board at Dangerous Prototypes forum:

Project development, ideas, and suggestions >> Arduino

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

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I have built kitspace.org with expressly this purpose. It is an open source site for posting open source hardware electronics projects. The site makes it easy for others to find the Gerber design files and buy the required parts.

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