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September 14, 2011 AT 12:00 am

Upverter – A new tool for open-source hardware…

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Upverter – A new tool for open-source hardware

Open-source software communities have myriad tools for writing code together and sharing it all over the place…

Enter Upverter, which handily makes hardware design free, open, web-based and collaborative.

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5 Comments

  1. Have you tried this out? Is the editor good enough for serious work?

  2. @dorkusmonkey – haven’t tried it yet

  3. Hey Guys, Zak from Upverter here. Let me know when you give it a try and if have any problems doing serious work with Upverter and we will get to work fixing whatever they might be!

    Cheers,
    Zak

  4. I played with it for a little while last night. It looks promising, but I wouldn’t call it ready for serious work just yet.

    I ran into a UI bug where it entered an infinite cycle between two error dialogs after I attempted to delete part of a wire. The autosave feature does seem to work though, as it brought me back to where I had been about thirty seconds prior when I reloaded the schematic. I couldn’t figure out how to copy/paste, or how to draw a custom part in the part editor (I wanted to add a p-mosfet device, but was only able to select from pre-drawn parts, the closest of which was a JFET), but it was late and these things could have been an oversight on my part.

    In order for me to be inclined to use this over, say gEDA, it would need to have a fairly sophisticated PCB design tool. I imagine they have plans for something like this, but it’s definitely no small task and will require a tremendous amount of work. I can only hope that they don’t get discouraged, since their work up to now looks great and I’d really like to see them succeed.

  5. Warning – as best I can tell this is another open hardware vampire. They want to exploit open hardware for PR & profit, but they keep their platform closed. This is at best a step sideways from Eagle.

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