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Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. This include open hardware Music Players, atomic microscopes, PC, PDA and mobile phones, and batteries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your component descriptions, projects, techniques, and PCB footprints.

Projects and Ideas

Descriptions, instructions, board layouts, and other documentation for electronics


Lists of components, where to purchase them, how to use them. For many components there are links to projects using that particular component, this is especially true for microcontrollers, for example follow the links down to PIC microcontrollers and you will find many project links as well as tutorials.....

Basic Circuits and Circuit Building Blocks

Circuits you will use over and over.


How to do things.


How to understand and plan what you are doing. These are for general theory, more specific information is linked to its topic.

PCB Footprints

Don't reinvent the wheel. Known working open PCB footprints for various components.

Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?

Link to it here.

Got a Technical Question?

Perhaps it will be answered, perhaps not. Google for it first in the spirt of RTFM. Please do not ask us to do a school project for you.

Got A Blog or Website?

Link to it here.

Meta Open Source

Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.

Help Us Make Open Circuits Better

What are we:

Looks like we are defining this by way of who contributes and what. I ( russ_hensel ) am a new member so may or may not have it right. This is what I think:

  • An introduction to Electronic theory, suitable for the hobbyist.
  • Guide to locating and using components and tools.
  • Details on how to build various projects.
  • Building some sense of community among builders.

There are two means of carrying this out:

  • Write material for the site or
  • Link to material you may have written or have located on the web. There is so much stuff on the web that lets not write it here unless it is at least somewhat unique.

What do you think, discuss it here if very general, else on the discussion page ( link at top of page ).

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