The emergence of the "Maker" community in the last few years has sparked a technology revolution, fueled by the open sharing of information within the fields of open hardware design and debugging tools. Ubiquitous, powerful, and low-cost microcontrollers have enabled a new breed of capable yet affordable logic analyzers and oscilloscopes. Not only are these types of tools now cost effective, but their creation provides great examples of how the open source model has the ability to positively impact a wide range of fields outside of the realm of software development.
Most Linux developers at some point will have the desire to work with or debug electronic systems and devices. This presentation is intended to provide some experience with tools and projects that are open, or open friendly, for designing and debugging electronics projects.