Need help organizing my electronics. Software Catalog solution?

Guys, not sure if this exists or not, but I was hoping for a software, online or not, that would allow me to categorize all my electronics and take pictures with the webcam for instant input. I could take pictures with my camera and just add one by one in a text editor, but I would love to see an option that would use the webcam and be faster to handle. ;-) It would be nice to put something like this:

  • 5 ATtiny85 "description here" "picture here"
  • 50 capacitors 1uf 16V "picture of where I store it" something like that...

Any ideas?

Best Regards, WilliamK

think it’s called a database.

There are databases to store peoples names and pictures which may be patched quite easily. Search for PHP / MySQL examples or so.

just imagine that your components are little people (in fact the components are the houses of those little people :slight_smile:

Thanks bud, I do program in MySql & PHP, but I’m also very lazy, so I was hoping for an alternative that was done and done. :wink: :blush:


WilliamK: Thanks bud, I do program in MySql & PHP, but I'm also very lazy, so I was hoping for an alternative that was done and done. ;-) :blush:


Have you thought about a spreadsheet? You can put/anchor a picture in a cell on the spreadsheet...

Search for software used to manage household inventory for insurance purposes. I've seen some that have the basic features (picture, description, location) you want.

Thanks guys. So far, since I'm just lazy, I'm doing in a plain txt file that is added to my daily backup. ;-)

Here's the current draft, still a work in progress...


    100 x 1nF 50V
    20  x 820pF 50V
    50  x 150P 150pf 0.00015uf 50V
    50  x 22P 22pf 50V
    10  x 100nF 50V
    25  x 47uF 50V - Electrolytic
    20  x 10uF 50V - Electrolytic
    1   x Capacitors Kit
        15 x 2.4pF
        15 x 22pF
        15 x 4.7nF
        15 x 10nF
        15 x 15nF
        15 x 100nF


    2   x Resistor Set 61x5ea 10R~1M ±1% 1/4W, Total 305pcs


    20  x 1N5822 Schottky Diode - 3A - 40V


    12  x 2N5087 PNP
    20  x PN2222 NPN
    25  x 2N3904 
    25  x 2N3906



    0   x (from 1) Sound Sensor Module - 1 Used: Clapper
    2   x 433MHz Superheterodyne RF (transmiter and receiver)
    2   x Electric Solenoid Valve for Water Air 12V DC - 1/2" - 250 ma
    4   X (from 5) Relay JQC-3F(T73) DC 5V - 250VAC / 28VDC - 1 Used: Clapper
    1   x MiniQ 4WD DFRobot Kit


    2   x Bottle Butane Fuel Universal Tip Gas Lighter Refill
    2   x 2.5FT 2.0MM Desoldering Braid Solder Remover Wick Cable
    1   x Advanced Solder Grease Paste For Soldering BGA SMD SMT
    9   x Solderless Breadboard 400 Tie Points (DipMicro)
    4   x Solderless Breadboard Jumper Cable Wire Kit
    1   x Digital Caliper - 0~150mm
    1   x BitScope BS 50


You might be able to set up something like this via Flickr.. but are you looking to query it like a database?