CircuitHub (YC W12) launches the world's first free online collaborative electronic parts library

by Alexis Ohanian1/24/2013

Say you’re building a gadget. You’ll probably need several widgets, gizmos and electronic thingymabobs. CircuitHub is now here to help. The startup launched today and is attempting to be the world’s first free online, collaborative parts library. Best of all, it works seamlessly with popular design programs.

This tool is aimed squarely at makers. By offering a comprehensive and detailed parts library, CircuitHub hopes to be the main resource for finding electronic components.

“Kickstarter is the largest crowd-funding site where anyone can help fund ideas proposed by anyone else” explained Andrew Seddon, CircuitHub’s co-founder, in a released statement. “The single biggest project and the highest funded category are both dominated by electronics. Yet 84 percent of the top physical product-based projects were severely delayed primarily due to problems with interfacing design data into and through factories. This problem is exactly what the CircuitHub library is designed to address.”

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  • Alexis Ohanian