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“Imagine writing documents as a team without Google Docs,” says Mr. Woodworth. “You’re e-mailing files back and forth. That’s where we’re at right now [with hardware].”
...it came as a great relief to discover Toronto-based Upverter, a start-up that garnered support from the seed accelerator YCombinator in 2011.
Toronto-based startup and online electronic design automation platform and hardware hacker community has raised $2.3 million in seed funding, the company revealed to TechCrunch today. The funding is from Boris Wertz’s Version One Ventures, and includes Tom McInerney, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass...
Sparkfun, an open-source electronics company, and Upverter, an online design tool, have teamed up to bring a massive library of editable and hackable open-source designs to you for free.
“We are wary of terming ourselves as a CAD/EDA solution because they are old market and associated with stigma,” says Zak Homuth, founder of Upverter, a cloud-based engineering solution.
Toronto's Upverter is a startup that's poised to effect change that could reshape the landscape of entrepreneurship. [...] Upverter [is] the company that's hoping to build a cloud-based hardware engineering platform that can match and overtake its desktop-based counterparts within the next few years.
Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most well-known incubator, is finally getting onboard with the hackathon, an event trend so well-established it's almost passé. But the YC twists keep the concept fresh and will definitely interest a bevy of developers. The hackathon is being run by Upverter.
The much-anticipated annual DesignVision Awards were announced before the keynote at DesignCon 2013 today in Santa Clara, Calif., and included a mix of winners ranging from feisty startups such as Upverter to industry luminaries such as Mentor Graphics, TE Connectivity and Teledyne LeCroy.
Multiple CAD and CAM companies' tools from Altium to Ucamco to Cadence are now available via the cloud, albeit often through third parties. There is, however, one company that is a dedicated cloud-based CAD provider: Upverter.
Facebook's Open Compute Project, a huge effort to create and promote open-source hardware, is hosting its first-ever hardware hackathon. The hackathon is a joint project between the OCP and Upverter.
They might be late to the game, but hardware designers are starting to realize the benefits of social networks. Upverter Inc., a Toronto-based startup that has created a cloud-based platform for engineers to collaborate on electronics projects, is leading the charge.
Toronto-based Upverter, a GitHub-like platform for hardware engineers, announced the release of a major product update to its cloud-based engineering tool, with new features focused around rapid design and prototyping of products.
Today, Upverter is launching version 2.0 of their tool which includes many new features allowing for end-to-end electronics design.
Entrepreneur Zak Homuth's downtown Toronto office is outfitted with state-of-the-art computers, a shiny modern kitchen and a basement playroom where staff can unwind.
Upverter, the fascinating open-source hardware hackers' tool, has just launched paid accounts. With these accounts, users can hack away at their designs away from the public eye.
When Upverter officially launched its web-sharing software for hardware design at the prestigious Demo conference in fall 2011, the company went from 500 Beta users to 1,500 users in a single day.
Zak Homuth started Upverter – a tool to help the collaborative process for hardware designers in August 2010. Since its inception, engineers and designers alike have begun to flock to this innovative solution.
A group of electrical engineers from Toronto, Canada, felt left out of the whole online collaboration boom. After all, folks could edit text, spreadsheets, and presentations on Google Docs and code together with GitHub.
The 20th annual DEMO Conference wrapped up yesterday, in Santa Clara, CA, just a stone's throw from major campuses for Avaya, NetLogic and Yahoo!. The Hyatt Hotel where the even was held was fittingly central in Silicon Valley, even if...
Open source hardware projects like Open Compute are all very well, but there are significant barriers that can make it difficult for small groups and individuals to engage in the process.
Die Open-Source-Software Upverter soll beim Entwerfen von Open-Source-Hardware helfen. Sie ist für kollaborative Arbeit gedacht, ähnlich wie Git oder SVN für Programmcode.
I've been checking out Upverter, which is a YCombinator startup that's aiming to the the "GitHub for electronics" and open source hardware. So far it looks like they're very much on the right track...
If there's one thing we've noticed about hardware hackery and electronics project, it's that all the resources to build a project are scattered about the Internet on forums, blogs (heh), and personal web pages. Enter Upverter.
Open-source hardware has one big stumbling block: How do you get distributed teams from around the world working together on the same prototype?
The Y Combinator offices sit at the dead center of Silicon Valley, in Mountain View, on a street called Pioneer Way. Outside, the traffic hums along CA-z85 headed either south to Cupertino or north toward Google headquarters.
Zak Homuth is Founder of startup Upverter. So far, the company's small and the product in alpha, but none of the Upverter guys think they're going to stay that way. Per Homuth, "In 10 years, we'll be the top dog in EDA!" Okay, so here's a rapid-fire Q&A with Homuth, conducted by phone in late April 2011.