And here are some new features… Design Link is search tied in to Newark for parts and data sheets.
PCB quote is not working yet, but that seems to be a new service for getting PCBs made.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
They will never add Digikey or Mouser support, as Eagle is owned by Newark/Farnell/Element14. That is one of the primary reasons (if not THE primary reason) Element 14 bought Eagle, so that they could build in this exclusive integration and flog their parts.
Same thing with DesignSpark owned by RS Components.
@dave – maybe here’s a fun topic for your show we were talking about at the shop here…
firefox is an open source “product” and they make “97% of $104 million — arrives in the form of royalties from the Firefox search box, and the lion’s share (86%, $85 million) of those royalties are paid by the default search engine: Google.”
since people complain about the lack of resources for the open tools, couldn’t one of them just have a similar deal with a company?