Building Blocks For Open Source Hardware

Eric Evenchick | Eric Evenchick | January 17, 2013

Many open source designs are based on existing hardware. This approach lets you prototype your design using an off the shelf development board, then move to your own PCB design once you're confident with your design. It's a popular and effective way to build a product, just look at the number of projects that started off as an Arduino.

One neat feature of Upverter is forking. This lets you create a copy another open source project and start working on your own version of it. It's very similar to forking on Github. This is great for open source project where you want to reduce repeated work and build off someone else's design...