I’m working on a index/database for KiCad footprints/symbols on the internet, so searching to see if someone has already created a footprint or library for a part can be easier than blindly clicking through Google.
Test instance: kcdb.ciphersink.net
Is this something anyone would be interested in collaborating on?
Major tasks that could be useful:
- Writing analysers/token-stream-generators to analyse the footprints/symbols and feed the search index
- Writing a parser (backend is written in Go) for symbol libraries (havent gotten around to anything to do with symbols yet)
- If anyone has a server lying around (I have servers, but they will probably feel slow as they run other stuff as well)
Theres plenty of little stuff to do as well, from CSS to fixing minor inaccuracies in the renderer.
The technology stack is:
BE - Go + sqLite. Probably going to end up with CDB or something for the index cuz sqlite aint fast for that.
FE - Angular 1 + Materialize.
If youre interested, shoot me your github username and I’ll grant you access (I intend to open source as well when MVP is functional & I’ve cleaned it up a bit).