If you've been on any of the hardware hacking sites lately, you've surely seen the announcement of a new website, www.circuitbee.com.
I ignored the announcement for a few days, but it's made the rounds enough, and I've seen it enough, that I decided to check it out.
Although I haven't used the site yet, I have to admit the premise (and, from all appearances, the execution) is very cool and very much fills a need in the hacker community.
The issue is that of sharing schematics. When we hackers create a project, we almost always create a schematic in some kind of electronics design software, such as EAGLE. These programs store the schematic data in a proprietary format and allow display and editing of the schematic. Sharing that schematic, however, is problematic. Either we have to share the proprietary file, which means our users have to have the same software installed and load the file for themselves, or we have to export the schematic (generally as a .pdf or .jpg), and in my experience that always results in a poor quality image.
CircuitBee aims to solve that. By uploding your schematic files, CircuitBee generates a web-enabled view of the schematic that can be panned and zoomed onscreen. Having played with the site for all of 2 minutes, it looks like this site is a guaranteed success.
I'm currently working on a project; I certainly plan on uploading the files to CircuitBee when they're available.