New thread - Unwanted / Available parts
classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
Fri Nov 30 13:18:09 CST 2007
Mike Hatch wrote:
> I'd recently come across a few Ic's that I have spare and rather than
> bin them would prefer to pass them on. Next idea was what about a
> central point for members/people to look and see who has what. So I
> came up with this ->
> <- its an idea, would it be usefull ?, or not. There are possibly better
Actually, I've been working on a similar thing...
About three months ago I came to two separate conclusions:
1) I had too many components, some of which were bought for a project that
got abandoned, and had no other real use.
2) They weren't organised in anything resembling order. Not even organised
So I started writing a PHP-based database to track:
A) What I had
B) Where it was
C) What it did
That is to say, a stock database. It tracks what components I have, where I've
put them (i.e. what the label on the storage box is) and how many I have left.
I've also got - on the drawing board - "component trading" functionality. More
Fred has a box of 20x XYZ123s. He wants to keep 5, but offers the rest for
Jim is looking for six XYZ123s. He searches the database, and finds that
Fred has 15 on offer. He clicks on the Request Trade button.
Fred gets an email from the site that says Jim is requesting a trade. Fred
can now contact Jim via the site, and everything that's been said is tracked
and listed. After a bit of to-and-fro negotiation, Jim offers some KAA9320s in
Fred and Jim send their parts to each other
Fred and Jim receive their parts, then each leaves feedback for the other.
The trade is marked as completed.
They all live happily ever after
The software is called ISIS, and there's a quick half-done demo of it on
http://isistest.philpem.me.uk/. My offline beta has Digikey auto-importing ("I
have 24x 199-9929-NDs, get the data from DK and import it") and Mass Import,
but that's about all that's different. No user authentication yet, either.
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