Welcome to Open Circuits. Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, and parts libraries.
key points of interest
- Main Page
wiki-nodes of neighboring wiki
open hardware cell phone wiki:
- TuxPhone wiki at http://opencellphone.org/
- Homebrew Mobile Phone Club wiki at http://hbmobile.org/wiki/
- OpenCell wiki at http://widgetry.org/dokuwiki/
- OpenMoko wiki at http://wiki.openmoko.org/ discusses open hardware cell phone you can buy now.
- wiki for open-source software for a popular (but proprietary hardware) phone
other open wireless communications wiki:
- Amateur Radio Wiki Online Encyclopedia for Hams
- WSN, the Wireless Sensor Network wiki discusses wireless sensor networks. (wired sensor network discussion is also tolerated :-).
- a wiki for RONJA (Reasonable Optical Near Joint Access) Free Space Optics device. ("free technology" is the same as "open hardware", right?)
- OpenWRT wiki: "OpenWrt is an open source project to create a free embedded operating system for network devices."
other related wiki:
- For open source software (or open source in general) visit the Open Source Wikia.
- KiCad is a GPL'd suite of programs for EDA (electronic design automation).
- EV production wiki discusses several electric open source vehicles.
- Rockbox wiki is an open source firmware for mp3 players, written from scratch. It runs on a wide range of players. It nicely complements the Music Player hardware we discuss here.
- open source product design is this really a wiki?
- the advanced civilization wiki discusses "Open collaborative design", which seems to include the sort of open hardware designs we share at Open Circuits.
- OpenServo wiki -- developing a digital servo motor that accepts "Go to position X" commands and also more complex curves, and returns actual servo position, speed, voltage and power consumption.
- the Electronics Chat wiki
- the openEyes wiki discusses an open-source open-hardware toolkit for low-cost real-time eye tracking.
- the OpenEEG wiki discusses building an OpenEEG, safe ways to attach it to your head, and software for it.
- Computer Component wiki "for computer and electronics enthusiasts to learn and contribute to an online database of computer hardware and electronics with an emphasis on how-to guides."
- the NSLU2-Linux development group seems to do a lot of wiring and soldering. needs wiki-node
- Wiki Devices "a highly organized repository for objective information, as well as opinions on consumer electronics."
- the Build Your Own Arcade controls wiki
- Robotics wiki (offline as of 2007-07-07)
- the gEDA wiki discusses "the gEDA project" -- developing a full GPL‘d suite of Electronic Design Automation tools (electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.
- microcontroller wiki:
- the Gainer wiki discusses the Cypress PSoC microcontroller
- the Atmel AVR wiki discusses the Atmel AVR series of microcontrollers (see also the Arduino wiki)
- the PICList at the massmind and PiciWiki discusses the Microchip PIC series of microcontrollers
- the ARM microcontroller wiki
- the GNUSim8085 wiki for the Intel 8085 microprocessor
- Nios community wiki discusses the Nios II processor, and how to implement it on a FPGA
- the JOP wiki discusses the Java Optimized Processor, a simple and small Java processor optimized to execute Java bytecode, implemented in a low cost FPGA
- the OpenSPARC Wiki discussing open-source versions of the SPARC processor architecture, including implementing it in a FPGA
- the Embedded Systems wikibook
- the sensor wiki
- the LinuxTV wiki occasionally has some chip-level information, such as the I2C protocol and sampling analog data at 16 bits and 448000 Samples per second with a BT878 chip
- WikiHowto occasionally has electronic projects such as WikiHowto: Howto build an ultra low power clock with a large period
- The Open Graphics Project (OGP) is developing graphics cards with fully published specs and open source drivers. Since the first version will be a FPGA, is also collecting information on FPGA programming and interfacing. Supported by Traversal Technology. (was at http://wiki.duskglow.com/ )
- the embedded Linux wiki has information on running Linux on several small ARM-based embedded systems. Also TexasInstruments OMAP processors.
- the Open Hardware wiki has electronics projects of various levels of complexity; the most complicated appears to be "KAD", a FPGA on a PCI card designed for reconfigurable computing.
- the PMinMO.com wiki describes an open-source CNC machine -- software, electronics, motors, hardware, etc. -- and related information, such as CNC PCB milling. (was:  ) needs WikiNode
- Linux Robots -- robots that run Linux
- Protel users wiki, for people who design and draw schematics and circuit boards with Protel.
- embedded Linux wiki needs wikinode
- VEMS wiki has some interesting electronics projects. In particular, the GoBox project to tune automobile engines to minimize the amount of fuel used. needs wikinode
- various small CPU modules that have their own wiki (see also ARMUS Embedded Linux Board )
- Balloonboard Wiki for the Balloon Project. They have developed a small single-board computer that can run Linux. Also discusses "The Balloon Open Hardware License (BOHL) ... The license is intended as a general purpose open hardware license".
- gumstix wiki : "Schematics and layouts for all gumstix expansion boards are available under a Creative Commons license." needs wikinode
- Virtual Cogs wiki describes a CPU board that uses a stacking connector system.
- the emQbit wiki discusses "The Free ECB_AT91 V1 is a Single Board Computer made by emQbit. You can download the specs and build your own." based on a 180 MHz ARM9 processor (Atmel AT91RM9200); runs Linux.
- Arduino playground discusses the Arduino board based on the Atmel AVR ATmega168. (See also the Atmel AVR wiki).
- the OpenJTAG wiki ( http://openjtag.net/ )
- the RepRap wiki discusses the RepRap project to build a "Replicating Rapid-prototyper", a self-copying 3D printer. "Complete open-source instructions and plans are published on this website for zero cost and available to everyone so, if you want to make one yourself, you can."
- the Analog wiki "The Wiki for Design & Verification Engineers by Design & Verification Engineers."
- JMRI wiki ( http://editthis.info/JMRI ) The JMRI project is building tools for model railroad computer control.
- the DCC wiki ( http://dccwiki.com/ ) ("Digital Command Control") discusses computer-controlled model railroads.
- the Hardware Book. Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions. needs WikiNode
- the OpenFPGA wiki needs WikiNode
- the CATkit wiki: CATkit is an open hardware project designed as a standalone interactive Forth computer for audio sound artists. (Based on Microchip PIC 18F).
- the OpenBIOS project wiki discusses several free and open source implementations of IEEE 1275-1994 (also called "Open Firmware"). Open Firmware allows expansion cards to provide a "boot ROM" that works all common platforms, like x86, AMD64, PowerPC, ARM and Mips.
- the OpenBook wiki discusses OpenBook, an open source hardware and software project designing a computer tablet ... Everyone can contribute and help to shape the OpenBook hardware and software specifications.
- Chaos Communication Camp wiki
- Tubeopedia.com discusses vacuum tube technology and science, circuits, theory, people and equipment related to vacuum tubes.
- OpenCircuitDesign.com , the other Open Circuit Wiki discusses mostly free tools for designing integrated circuits.
- Linux1394 Wiki discusses FireWire on Linux and related device drivers, tools, libraries, and hardware. needs wikinode
- the ladyada.net wiki: discusses open source benchtop tools, laser cutters, and electronics DIY/hobbyists. needs wikinode
- RFID Guardian wiki discusses an open hardware project designed to guard privacy. needs wikinode
- Wikitronics wikia needs wikinode
- ICwiki: the official wiki at microchip.com needs wikinode
- Swarmwiki, a wiki for an open hardware group that build swarms of semi-autonomous spherical robots. needs wikinode
- tgimboej wiki discusses The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk, and the "open source oriented hardware hackers" who receive it. needs wikinode
- The DataFlow wiki is a wiki about art, new medias, electronics, interaction design, Python, PureData and other dataflow languages.
Please add closely-related wiki. Keep the 7 or so of the most-closely-related wiki. Move less-relevant wiki to WikiIndex.
Are any of the wiki listed at http://www.communitywiki.org/odd/SoftwareBazaar/MicrocontrollerProgramming relevant enough to list here?