[hackerspaces] Announcement: PartKeepr - Electronic Component Database

astera astera at hackerspaces.org
Tue Jun 14 11:55:26 CEST 2011

Awesome, just took a look at the demo site!

I noticed the reference of 'self-healing' part stock levels in the FAQ;
however I'm wondering whether you're planning on implementing to read
specific part names from QR or barcodes? Like, if you're taking some
part, simply scanning a label on that drawer to update its stock level
would sound more easy to me than necessarily having to browse for it?

In any way, I'd suggest adding the appropriate PartKeepr links to the HS
Software wiki page, if you like:

Hack on,

On 6/14/11 11:13 AM, Timo A. Hummel wrote:
> I'm happy to announce the "birth" of PartKeepr - an electronic component
> database with hackerspaces kept in mind.
> I know that many hackerspaces have some kind of electronic lab, and most
> hackerspaces I've talked to don't use a database to track their
> electronic components. Reasons for that are very different - only a
> small number of parts or no shared parts at all; "offline" inventory
> systems (e.g. labeled drawers and boxes). However, our hackerspace
> RaumZeitLabor [1] from Mannheim, Germany has now exceeded 1.650
> different parts with an overall quantity of 30.500pcs available for
> projects, which makes it very much impossible to use any offline system.
> Until now, we've used a software called PartDB (available in german
> only) to manage and inventorize parts, but the software wasn't designed
> for multiple users, the huge amount of parts we've got, and hackerspaces
> in general. So we decided to work on another system, started in late
> 2010 and we're now near a first release. Many thanks goes out to Georgyo
> of the NYC resistor who "invented" the name PartKeepr this night.
> I don't know if your hackerspace has similar huge numbers in terms of
> parts and quantity, but since PartKeepr is open source - feel free to
> have a look, leave comment, bugfixes, code, suggestions and start using
> it. A demo site with demo parts is available [2] - sorry, but our part
> names are german since we're from germany ;)
> I've prepared a FAQ [3], which answers quite some questions that popped
> up when I showed PartKeepr to some people. Even if you don't have the
> need for a managemen software, you might find some nice ideas about
> inventorizing components.
> Our code is on Github [4]. Feel free to fork!
> Thanks,
> Timo
> [1] http://www.raumzeitlabor.de
> [2] http://partkeepr.felicitus.org
> [3] https://github.com/timoahummel/PartKeepr/wiki/FAQ
> [4] https://github.com/timoahummel/PartKeepr
> <http://www.ohloh.net/p/partkeepr>
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