Addon to push parts to DigiKey myLists

This addon helps you collect parts in your KiCad schematic file and push them to Digi-Key myLists.

With your BOM in myLists you can calculate attrition, find and assign alternates, add assembly counts, and more.

Installation

  • Download the addon from latest release
  • Open KiCad, select KiCad Plugin and Content Manager, click Install from File...
  • Select the downloaded .zip file in step 1, click Open

How to Push your BOM to DigiKey

  • Open PCB Editor, click the Push to Digi-Key myLists icon on the toolbar
  • In the dialog that opens, verify the parts list and modify the list name if desired, then press the Create DigiKey List button
  • Parts will be pushed to Digi-Key myLists

Plugin installed Plugin in PCB editor Parts pushed to Digi-Key myLists

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Is there a step missing in these instructions? I’m thinking that it needs to somehow log in to my account on DigiKey. Perhaps it’s going to invoke a web browser?

I’m running this on Linux, using Brave as my default browser, and I just get the progress bar saying it’s “Uploading your BOM”. The progress bar makes it just under halfway and then nothing. It just hangs there; forever as far as I’ve waited so far.

Oh, I’m also using KiCad 6.0.11 since KiCad 7 still isn’t out for Debian Linux. Maybe this doesn’t work on the old KiCad.

Hi @David_Bridgham - Login is not needed. The plugin opens a guest myList at DigiKey. You are correct that the plugin opens the browser. Could you try with another browser to see if the issue persists?

KiCad 6 is supported with this plugin.

I’ve tried Firefox, Firefox-ESR, and Chromium and I’m now getting a pop-up error message:

/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/urllib3/connectionpool.py:1048: InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made to host ‘www.digikey.com’. Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See: Advanced Usage - urllib3 1.26.15 documentation
warnings.warn(

In fact, I now get this message when I switch back to Brave as well.

After a timeout, I got more to the error message. Don’t know if it’s helpful, but I’ll quote the whole thing:

/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/urllib3/connectionpool.py:1048: InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made to host ‘www.digikey.com’. Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See: Advanced Usage - urllib3 1.26.15 documentation
warnings.warn(
Exception in thread Thread-7:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python3.11/threading.py”, line 1038, in _bootstrap_inner
self.run()
File “/home/dab/.local/share/kicad/6.0/3rdparty/plugins/internal_kicad_pushToDigiKeyMyLists/ki_push_thread.py”, line 39, in run
print('\nStatus Code: ', r.status_code)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘status_code’

Thanks for the follow-up and the error messaging details! We’ll look into it.

@David_Bridgham, can you try the latest release (v1.01) and see if you still get errors?

I now get this:

The plugin cannot push part data to Digi-Key myLists.

Cannot connect to https://www.digikey.com/mylists/api/thirdparty.

If your computer is behind a proxy system, please contact your administrator.

I am not behind any sort of proxy. The former error message looks like it was more informative if a whole lot more obscure. It’s almost up there with TeX error messages.

I tried tracking down that earlier error message and adding certificate verification as it suggested. I was told that ‘certifi’ was already installed so while it might appear more informative, it didn’t get me there.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that when I click on the Icon to send the parts list up to DigiKey, the PCB is marked as ‘modified’ so it needs to be saved again. It’s minor but it seems like it oughtn’t do that.

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