Topic Title: Help in contacting people to test a new, free EDA tool?
Topic Summary: Request for help testing a free, web and cloud based EDA tool for professional, student and hobbyist users.
Created On: 12 March 2014 10:54 AM
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12 March 2014 10:54 AM
Since about the middle of summer 2013, I have been working with a couple of very talented guys in China to help them bring to fruition EasyEDA; a free, web and cloud based EDA tool for professional, student and hobbyist users.
The reason for posting here is to ask for suggestions on ways to contact university electronics departments, colleges, electronics clubs and individuals to try to get a lot more people trying out the tool, to bash out some of the wrinkles.
Obviously, anyone is welcome to try out the tool; it is in a stable state and ready to use for real projects.
A bit of background:
EasyEDA offers Linux, Mac, Windows and - with a big enough screen! - Android and iPad users; schematic capture, circuit simulation and PCB layout tools in an integrated browser-based environment.
What is different about it is that the tool is - and intends to stay - free and unlimited for everyone to use. The only - entirely optional - cost is if users take up the offer of the supply of low cost PCBs designed using the tool.
At present, accredited teachers and lecturers can obtain free PCBs and it is hoped to extend this to all users developing public, open hardware designs.
In the longer term, as the tool develops, whilst it will remain free for all users developing shared, open hardware designs, a small monthly subscription fee may be charged for users who wish to use the tool for a large number of private i.e. non-public non-open hardware projects.
There's more here:
Any help would be very much appreciated and people are welcome to contact me offline.
Edited: 12 March 2014 at 01:12 PM by ANFierman
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