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Is there a way to get part status/stock update alerts via email? This would be a very useful.
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for some reason my account still says account type: trial in the account profile is this normal
Hello,I really like your project and I think I have skills to help you.I received an email from Sophie and I like to gave you some feedback from my experience on my own proyects submited for HackaDay Prize. I have a preliminary BOM for the Black Mirror Project that dont get fit on the "Components" section of my project profile because we are profiling 2 separate BOMs for different models of the same device, one first version designed for the Best Product contest that will prioritize low cost and opensource hardware in a DIY kit form for a crowdsourcing campaing on CrowdSupply by the end of the year for a Profesional Maker/Hacker prosumer and another model in a more integrated way with more ergonomics, better perfomance on resolution and frame rendering for a consumer like aproach for final users.I will take a look on the FindChipsPro this week to test our BOMs on that awesome tool and share it with you to take a more experience based opinion on the platform. Best wishes and Happy Hacking!
I looked into this - it sounds great, but it won't give me an account. I'm a hackaday.io member who just hasn't happened to submit a project in the 2017 Hackaday Prize. When I try to use my hackaday.io account to sign up, it says:
"We're sorry, it looks like you haven't submitted any project to the Hackaday Prize 2017"
which, of course, I knew already. Is it not enough to be active on had.io and have projects I want to make open BOMS for? Should I submit a random project to the prize just to get an account with FindChipsPro?
what is a open bom?
@dackdel open bill of materials, as in open to the public.
Wow, this is pretty amazing, especially locating part on Digikey is great. I just uploaded my Schematic file from Eagle, no more exporting and all that stuff. And since this shows costs, even better. Some issues I faced:
1. I couldn't group some parts together (eg. I had to find a 0.1 uF and 100nF)
2. Some part numbers don't match and I can't seem to edit them meaningfully.
3. I don't know how to get prices automatically for the ESP32, its not on Digikey.
Anyone who would like to give feedback in realtime should join the chatroom.
Might want to make the chat room usable first. :P
More feedback: The UI needs work. My impression is that as is, it is more useful for industrial users than hobbyists. It is not a full BOM for a project or a product as it doesn't allow for parts that are not in the database
- Need to be able to handle BOM items that are not in findchips.com database. Either being able to add other parts e.g. OSH Park PCB and/or CAD drawings for 3D printing, mechanical parts, firmware load etc.
- being able to delete the items easily. additional columns for comments, alternative part, alternative configuration
- provide a way of selecting a single supplier to source all the parts from a pull down to cut down shipping fees/delivery time/custom etc. For hobbist show hidden cost, processing fees
- it is painful to use the database for generic passive parts. Unlike industrial products that that needs full control of the suppliers/sourcing, open source projects are best served by what's available to the end user which might be in a different country with different availability. This last part is very different between industrial products and open source projects.
It's an open source BOM tool? Where can I find the source code? What OSI-approved license is it released under?
EDIT: Subtitle has been updated. Thanks!
No idea... But it's another site of the supplyframe galaxy, so it makes sense that they converge here.
The description needs update ;) It's referring to "Open BOMs" (as in Open Hardware).
It is like those build a pc websites. :DSometimes it make sense to order all the BOM from a single distributor as the shipping cost (+handling cost/duty/tariff) can add up quickly. It would be nice if its is aware of hidden costs such as: shipping cost, minimum ordering quantities for each item, minimum ordering to qualify for free shipping etc.
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