Print your schematics!
So a lot of you asked for it, and here it is. We’ve added basic print support to the embedded viewer. Printing large images from within your browser is a bit of a haphazard process, depending largely on your printer drivers, which browser you are using, and precisely how big your paper is. So we’ve gone for an approach which gives you the most flexibility. Simply click the print...
Better Eagle export and improved search results.
After our last update we thought it time to get a few of the minor wrinkles ironed out before moving onto larger blocks of functionality. So this week we have a new release of our Eagle2KiCAD export script. We’ve fixed a few issues caused by invalid symbol names, and we’ve also fixed the grid alignment problems. So if you’re an Eagle user we suggest you go grab the new version. ...
Search within your Circuits!
We’ve been busy this last week working on our most requested features, the work has progressed well so today we’re releasing a significant update. You will now notice a little search button in the top right of our circuit viewer: This new feature lets you search within your circuits, allowing you to quickly find the components being discussed, or to track down that resistor with...
Analysis of CircuitBee public release
Well, we did it, we finally let everyone in and began spreading the word about CircuitBee. Its been a very busy week, but things have finally died down now so its time for some reflection on how the release went, what we did well and what went wrong. First Post We had a very quiet initial release, we had originally planned to open with a post on Make Magazine but for one reason or another this...
Comments and upload drafts
Small update this morning. We’ve added Disqus comments to the public circuits, this should serve as a stopgap measure while we go on to implement a better more circuit specific comment system. We aim to make it possible to hot link to specific areas of a schematic, and to specific components within them, which should make it easier to discuss a designs problems since people would be able to...
Which formats does/will CircuitBee support?
Today Make posted an article from us on their blog. We’ve had a great response thus far, and had many many questions from people. The main thing people seem to be asking is what other formats will we support? TonyD wrote this question to us through Tumblr: I use DesignSpark PCB for my schematic and PCB designs, will this format be supported as well? @adr asked us on Twitter if...
Update today - better zoom and grid control
So we’ve been busy trying to get the word out about CircuitBee. This has been really hard, but we’re slowly making progress and we’ve had some good feedback from people thus far. A couple of users suggested we needed to do something about the grid which is a little heavy and possibly unnecessary in a viewer. So we’ve added a grid control button which allows you turn on/off...
A new direction for circuit schematics online
Have you ever designed an electronic schematic then wanted to share it on your blog? Or wanted help improving your circuit on a forum? Ever peered at a tiny/massive image of a circuit on a website and wondered why on earth there wasn’t a better alternative? We have. Back in 2010 we were working on our first major electronics project, the Illuminatrix, an array of 256 RGB LEDs that were to...
We’ve been making steady progress on the testing, many thanks to all the testers who’ve tried out our system and all the people who have given us feedback. We haven’t yet encountered many bugs in the system which is great, though worrying at the same time. Still, this lull in disasters gave me the time to develop an Eagle to KiCAD export script. This opens up the platform for...
We’re finally ready to start showing off some of our work, and here it is! Attached to this post is our first embedded circuit. CircuitBee has taken a bit of a step back from its original grand goals, instead of building a full editor and all that goes with it we’ve taken a simpler approach. Right now you can upload a KiCad schematic to our service and get it embedded in your browser...