The availability of increasingly powerful and versatile open source software and hardware products continues to open new possibilities for the design and development of experimental devices. The declining cost of many proprietary software and hardware solutions has further increased the options available to researchers. These new capabilities have led to an increasing number of people engaging in design and development of devices for research and other purposes. Capabilities that were previously only available to well-funded engineering organizations are now accessible to individuals and small teams with limited resources. The formation and growth of local and online support communities have provided access to existing solutions, guidance, and discussion.
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