Wednesday, September 17, 2014

World Maker Faire

Altium's going to be at World Maker Faire on September 20 & 21, 2014, and we have 50 tickets to give away. The show is located at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY, and the tickets are first-come, first-serve (maximum 2 per person). Just go to the Will Call window and offer the phrase "Altium 2014" to get your free ticket.

Check out the Maker Faire website for more information about the show.

Hope to see you all there!

Kicking Off the CircuitMaker Community!

Makers, hobbyists, and DIYers are the people who come up with some of the most original and innovative ideas before they hit the market. What this usually means, however, is that someone more well funded tends to reap the benefits of those ideas. Fortunately, ventures like Kickstarter have made it easier than ever for makers to get their ideas off the ground and turn them into something real.

For electronics makers, tinkering is a way of life, and part of that is hacking, modding, and crudely working around any and all limitations to make everything work correctly. Finding electronics design software that makes it easy to create something quickly can be a pretty tall task most of the time, and it can sometimes be pretty hard to justify spending a lot of money for “that awesome idea you had once.”

With CircuitMaker, we’re creating tools tailored to the maker community. A free tool, so you don’t have to think twice about trying the software, with the type of power and streamlined interface to let you put something substantial together when inspiration strikes.

We want to grow this community into a really amazing place for electronics makers. Somewhere you can look for design ideas, creative inspiration, reference material, questions and answers, and all sorts of other great resources. But we can’t do it alone, so we’re asking for your help to build this thing into something worthwhile. Stick around and follow our progress as we try to make this happen, and please tell us your thoughts along the way. With your help we can make this a truly awesome design community, powered by the perfect set of tools custom built for makers.