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Google Page Rank Is Dead - Part II
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== Open Circuits ==
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Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing [[open source electronics]] knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your descriptions, projects, instructions, techniques, board layouts, PCB footprints, and other documentation for electronics. This includes
  
I discussed how Google's Page Ranking System has become useless, but at the same time, many business savvy entrepreneurs however give it credit and could possibly discredit or credit your website accordingly to it's position. [http://www.linkemperor.com/blog link building guide]
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* [[Projects]]: open hardware [[Music Player]]s, [[atomic microscope]]s, [[PC]], [[PDA]], [[Open Mobile Gadgets|mobile phone]]s, etc.
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* [[Ideas]]: including [[Basic Circuits and Circuit Building Blocks]] -- Circuits you will use over and over.
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* [[Techniques]]: for doing things, often using [[hardware tool]]s or [[software tool]]s or both.
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* [[Components]]: 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 [[microcontroller]]s, for example follow the links down to PIC microcontrollers and you will find many project links as well as tutorials. General tips on [[connectors]], [[battery|batteries]], [[enclosures]], as well as more specific information on [[Popular Parts]].
  
Partly I - Google Site List Is Useless - Or Ist It?
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Many of the section titles are active links, click on them.
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* [[Test Equipment and Other Equipment]] See what is going on in your circuits, charge your batteries, etc.
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* [[Tutorials]] How to understand and plan what you are doing.  These are for general theory, more specific information is linked to its topic.
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* [[PCB Footprints]] Don't reinvent the wheel. Known working open PCB footprints for various components.
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* [[HackerSpaces]] And hacker orgnizations.  These are the white hat guys hacking electronics to make things.  Includes DIY types, the people who read Make Magazine.
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* [[Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?]] Link to it on the [[Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?]] or [[WikiNode]] page.
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* [[Got a Technical Question?]] Perhaps it will be answered, perhaps not.  Google for it first in the spirit of RTFM.  Please do not ask us to do a school project for you.
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ALL Electronics and Microcontroller circuits --[http://www.npeducations.com npeducations]
  
I discussed how Google's Page Ranking System has become obsolete, but in the same time, many business experienced entrepreneurs however give it credit and may discredit or credit your website appropriately to it's position.  
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== Meta Open Source ==
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[[Meta Open Source]]:
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Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.
  
"Let us really go in depth to take our 1st steps towards making Google's site rating behind!"
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The '''Open Source Movement''', typically covers '''Open Hardware''', '''Open Firmware''', and '''Open Software'''.
  
If you are like 1000's of individuals on the web, you have been following page rank so close for so long, it can be actually however for you to break the pattern. "No pattern can be entirely broken, it should be replaced with another."
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'''Open Hardware''' is similar to '''[http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Free] and [http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php Open Source Software]'''.
  
1st Step: Eliminate Page Rank Out Of Your Google ToolBar
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The '''Open Firmware''' movement provides firmware (i.e.: micro-code specifically related to the subcoding of hardware devices) which you may also know as '''soft-IP''' or '''FPGA''' coding see [http://www.opencores.org Open Cores] for more details.
  
Google probably will perhaps not like me with this one but I suggest clicking on "Options" within your google toolbar, take off "Page Rank."
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Excellent examples of specific Open Hardware projects are listed on our [[Projects]] page.
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Discussions of more general open-hardware ideas are on a few pages here, such as
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[[open source electronics]], [[Ideas]], [[Meta Open Source]], etc.
  
Congratulations, you've done it. Advertising your website has taken a fresh turn, a bright street is ahead!!
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Just as many important pieces of open-source software are, in turn, used to develop software (including more open-source software),
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many important open-hardware devices are, in turn, used to develop hardware devices (including more open-hardware devices) --
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such as [[Oscilloscope#Open Source Oscilloscopes]].
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There's also a bit of crossover, in that [[software tool]]s (many of them open-source software) are often used to develop open-source hardware.
  
We are able to now return and search on the internet. Before we do, try NOT to consider how a website's importance was measured by Google's page rank, rather take a good look at each site that you visit.
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=== Licenses ===
  
Pay particular attention to the information, structure, simplicity, and friendliness. Would you enjoy it? Why do you want it? Right down things, photographs, designs, anything that you like from sites that you go by.  
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The most common "open hardware" licenses are the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Creative Commons Licenses] and the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License].
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The GNU people wrote the [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DoesTheGPLAllowMoney the GPL FAQ]
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to deal with common questions and misunderstandings of the GPL.
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The GNU people go on to say
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: "We encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can. If this seems surprising to you, [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html please read on." -- GNU: "Selling Free Software"]
  
Produce a "Favorites Folder" in your browser, call it "Opportunities." Within this "opportunities" file, put sites that interest you, or your visitors would be interested by that.  
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For example, Linksys makes money selling (among other things) their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series Linksys WRT54G series] routers, which use Linux under the GPL license.
  
Mix all these favorite things that you like to form new projects for your business. Continue BACK once again to these web methods which you loved and take a peek to see if there are worthwhile opportunities for both organizations to thrive together.  
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To understand what your entitlements and responsibilities are under the applicable license(s); each hardware, firmware and/or software piece you have either copied, modified, developed using tools provided or if you intend distributing your development, you '''MUST''' read each and every license, and be specifically aware that you may not mix such license(s) together unless they can co-exist under one umbrella license. For example you may modify, copy, enhance and distribute parts your project which are all under the same license e.g.: or .
  
Internet Marketing is never done alone, successful marketing online requires one to create your personal "web" to get readers with. What better way to do this then by linking with web sites that you like.  
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Some people are working on licenses that are specifically designed for "open hardware".
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"Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition 1.0"[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW].
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Wikipedia: "Open Hardware License"[http://daivx.webchuyennghiep.net/dam-cong-so-cho-mua-he]
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mentions
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"CERN Open Hardware License"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN_Open_Hardware_License][http://www.ohwr.org/documents/88]
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and the "TAPR Open Hardware License"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAPR_Open_Hardware_License].
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David L. Jones has a short video that discusses open-source hardware[http://www.eevblog.com/2011/08/12/eevblog-195-open-source-hardware-explained/] and mentions several licenses, including the
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CERN Open Hardware Licence[http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cernohl/wiki].
  
Why should we do this?
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== Help Us Make Open Circuits Better ==
  
In order to steer clear of Google's Page Ranking altogether, we must replace it with our own "web measurement system" to find out whether or not our company should advise, swap advertisements, or do business with another.
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What are we:
  
In the end, we will not be selecting websites because they rank effectively, we will finally be selecting only websites that we all personally like.  
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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.
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This is what I think:
  
Particular resources develop a better world to your visitors. Keep in mind, a lot of any visitors do not know concerning the earth of Google Page Ranking and the manner in which you may of been addicted to it.  
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*An introduction to Electronic theory, suitable for the hobbyist.
  
Developing A Individual Rank System:
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*Guide to locating and using components and tools.
  
To be able to personally position websites, there are certainly a few sizes you can take... Ask yourself these questions when browsing...  [http://www.linkemperor.com/ link building outsource]
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*Details on how to build various projects.
  
* What is their alexa rating? or Rank from Ranking.com?
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*Building some sense of community among builders.
  
Does your website seem to be getting corresponding traffic with yours?
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There are two means of carrying this out:
  
Does your website you are considering have incoming links from Google in the same industry as yours? Pay close attention to who links for the web sites your research.
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*Write material for the site or
  
* Most Important: Do you get a great feeling when you visit their site?
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*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.
  
Should you not, 8 times out of 10, other guests won't often. I never advise a web site that does not feel right. 1st impressions mean far more than people think. At times, the world wide web is really a activity and a lot of things that individuals see make us answer it without even knowing it. You want people to like you and trust you enough to do with business with you.  
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What do you think, discuss it here if very general, else on the discussion page ( link at top of page ).
  
* Last but not least: Will you be happy knowing that your visitors can be better off because of it and the web sites you suggest have a personal touch?
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See also:
  
As we all get in a great rhythm online and begin adding full private resources on our sites, the world wide web is a better place for all our readers.  
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*[[We love volunteers]]
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*[[Help:contents]]
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*[[Spam]]  What should we do about it, it is a real problem now ( Feb 08 ).
  
Take to and allow the greater resource directories within your field to list every thing possible, the most effective plan of action for your business will be to build some thing together with your own personal touch.
 
  
I really hope you've loved this II part line! [http://www.linkemperor.com/backlink-marketplace link marketplace]
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Open Circuits

Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your descriptions, projects, instructions, techniques, board layouts, PCB footprints, and other documentation for electronics. This includes

Many of the section titles are active links, click on them.

ALL Electronics and Microcontroller circuits --npeducations

Meta Open Source

Meta Open Source: Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.

The Open Source Movement, typically covers Open Hardware, Open Firmware, and Open Software.

Open Hardware is similar to Free and Open Source Software.

The Open Firmware movement provides firmware (i.e.: micro-code specifically related to the subcoding of hardware devices) which you may also know as soft-IP or FPGA coding see Open Cores for more details.

Excellent examples of specific Open Hardware projects are listed on our Projects page. Discussions of more general open-hardware ideas are on a few pages here, such as open source electronics, Ideas, Meta Open Source, etc.

Just as many important pieces of open-source software are, in turn, used to develop software (including more open-source software), many important open-hardware devices are, in turn, used to develop hardware devices (including more open-hardware devices) -- such as Oscilloscope#Open Source Oscilloscopes. There's also a bit of crossover, in that software tools (many of them open-source software) are often used to develop open-source hardware.

Licenses

The most common "open hardware" licenses are the Creative Commons Licenses and the GNU General Public License. The GNU people wrote the the GPL FAQ to deal with common questions and misunderstandings of the GPL. The GNU people go on to say

"We encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can. If this seems surprising to you, please read on." -- GNU: "Selling Free Software"

For example, Linksys makes money selling (among other things) their Linksys WRT54G series routers, which use Linux under the GPL license.

To understand what your entitlements and responsibilities are under the applicable license(s); each hardware, firmware and/or software piece you have either copied, modified, developed using tools provided or if you intend distributing your development, you MUST read each and every license, and be specifically aware that you may not mix such license(s) together unless they can co-exist under one umbrella license. For example you may modify, copy, enhance and distribute parts your project which are all under the same license e.g.: or .

Some people are working on licenses that are specifically designed for "open hardware". "Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition 1.0"[1]. Wikipedia: "Open Hardware License"[2] mentions "CERN Open Hardware License"[3][4] and the "TAPR Open Hardware License"[5]. David L. Jones has a short video that discusses open-source hardware[6] and mentions several licenses, including the CERN Open Hardware Licence[7].

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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