28 Jan '15, 12am

Parts.io Aims at Better Component Discovery

Parts.io Aims at Better Component Discovery

Online parts search and ordering is a godsend compared to the paper-catalog days of yore. This is fact, there is no argument otherwise (despite [Dave Jones’] assertion that sourcing connectors is so much simpler if you have pages full of images). Just being able to search was a game changer. But how far do you think the concept has come since the transition online? [Chris Gammell] plans to spark a leap forward with Parts.io , an electronic component info delivery system that spans both manufacturers and distributors. So what’s wrong with what we’re doing now? Nothing… unless you hate wasting time. Sourcing parts is time consuming. Certainly the parametric search on distributors’ sites like Mouser and Digikey have improved. Plus we’ve seen hacks that do things like automatically pull in stock data to a spreadsheet . But the real issue isn’t figuring out how to buy stuff, it...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/01/27/parts-io-aims-for-better-c...

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