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  I spoke with Matt Berggren, the new product manager for EAGLE, after Autodesk’s purchase of CADSoft. Matt has designed countless boards in his career, found his way to being the head of circuits at Autodesk. He’s a bit of a Maker/Hacker himself. He’s visited many maker spaces, expos, teaching circuit design and recently, how to use EAGLE. My main goal of the interview was to find out why EAGLE is so valuable and where it’s all headed. Of course, how the acquisiti ...
Think Engineer is a team of product development specialists who produce bespoke electronics and software, providing clients with fully functional, high-tech prototypes. In 2016 they made the leap from client work to developing their own projects with the launch of CapHat - a Raspberry Pi capacitive keypad HAT accessory. They recently concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign, securing over £3,000 from backers to support further manufacturing and development of the product.   We spo ...
Bitten by the -- Bug: To develop a passionate interest in something: "Bob became bitten by the engineering & technology bug when he was 7 and received a Heath Kit."   The element14 community is about you, you generously give your time and energy to keep us alive, and enrich the lives of everyone by sharing your knowledge and passion for engineering & technology. At element14, we're always looking for creative ways of paying it forward to show our love and admiration for your contr ...
Any experienced business leader will tell you that it takes more than a great product to succeed on the market. This is particularly true in the case of startups, who are often starting from scratch when it comes to catching the attention of investors and future customers.   In our recent series of case studies, we spoke to a number of startups that had run successful crowd funding campaigns via platforms such as Kickstarter. When asked why their campaigns had succeeded where the vast maj ...