The tools and tech I use to run a one-woman hardware company @theavalkyrie @wntrblm
Winterbloom is a boutique, open-source synthesizer company with exactly one engineer – Thea (Stargirl). In her latest blog post, she writes about the tools and tech she uses to run a one-woman hardware company.
I am responsible for everything – from the hardware design, to the firmware, to the documentation, and everything else! Because this is a ton of work I’ve had to be very deliberate with the tools and tech that I use.
This article is a look into our current tech stack one year in and some ideas I have for the future. I’ll go from the microcontrollers, the firmware, and all the way up to user guide.
A one-woman company requires a far different approach than any sort of company with more than one engineer. As I go through this tech stack, remember that these choices and decisions are made with that context in mind- they probably won’t hold up as well when taken out of that context!
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