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Jonathan Oxer

I pulled the spreadsheet on Friday and imported it into the database, so any additions now I'll make through the DB itself.

I've just removed the IP restriction from the site so you can now poke around in it:

http://shieldlist.org/

There's a *lot* missing, particularly in relation to display of which pins are used (it's just a list at the moment) but the basic infrastructure is now in place so I can start adding the funky stuff.
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Jonathan Oxer

Oh, and forgot to mention that I'll add more information about each shield as well including an image, description, etc. Right now most of them are just minimal information. For an example of one that looks mostly complete (except for the non-functional pin usage display on the right) see this one:

http://shieldlist.org/gravitech/7seg
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mowcius

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Oct 09, 2010, 01:06 pm Last Edit: Oct 09, 2010, 01:08 pm by mowcius Reason: 1
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Wise Time (1 shield)

Florin Chiperi who makes this shield does not have a company name as far as I know so not sure how this should work but that seems wrong...

The website looks very neat. You going to have some way to compare shields?

I thought before that the best way would be to have a page with them all listed and tickboxes by the side (or similar), then you can select shields to compare and it'll show which pins are the same on the shields, and what their requirements are.

Is the generic board image going to show something (pcb file?)

Mowcius

Jonathan Oxer

Yes, I puzzled a bit over how to handle the situation where a shield is produced by an individual without a company name. I settled for using their personal name in a couple of cases, for example:

http://shieldlist.org/andreconcalves/hbridge

I figure I'll just take it on a case by case basis depending on what the shield creator prefers.

Regarding comparing shields, that's definitely my intention. Right now I'm just getting the basic data structure right and some content in there plus display of details for individual shields, but then it'll be easy to add a table that lists shields in a spreadsheet-like format.

I also have a vague idea of having a "compare shields" thing where you can browse through and add them to a comparison table or something (a bit like adding products to a shopping cart), then view the table with just those shields included. Don't know the best way to handle that yet.

My priority right now is adding a form to let new shields be inserted into the DB, then fixing the shield details page so it shows pin usage properly.
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Jonathan Oxer

Made some progress over the weekend. The shield detail pages now have a semi-visual representation of the pins used. It didn't quite work out as well in reality as it did in my head, unfortunately, but it still looks OK I think.

I've also added a form for submitting new shields (including uploading a pic). Anything submitted via the form goes straight into the DB, but with a flag that keeps it hidden until I've reviewed it. The form isn't very well tested but it seems to work and it's time I got some sleep.
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