1. Electronic design automation (EDA) suites
1.1. Placement and routing (PnR)
1.2. Circuit diagram
1.3. Design rule checking (DRC)
2.1. Integrated MCU-analogue
2.2. General purpose
3. IC design and simulation programming
4. Microcontroller programming
4.3. High level languages
4.4. Editors and IDE
5. Other lists
Our favorites made the list including Fritzing, KiCAD, MicroPython, and CircuitPython.
They are looking for volunteers to help with the list. Check out this Reddit post for more information.
And foadsf has also created a lists of awesome CAD and CAM/CNC FOSS for mechanical engineering.
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