On-Line Hardware Design

This is kind of cool. A way to do schematic layout on-line. It crashed on me while I was trying to lay something out, but it is still in early start-up and looks to be nice once it is developed.

Their “our story” link mentions that there are few amateur/open hardware projects out there compared to software. They are correct that a lack of free or low-cost design and simulation tools is a barrier to entry. But I think the larger barrier is availability of instrumentation for prototyping and building hardware. Not many people can afford an oscilloscope, function generator, multi-meter, etc.

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