The Free Instruments Project is my ongoing effort to create a set of public domain, high-end electronic test equipment.

Who are you?

I’m Xan, an electronics engineer currently living in Colorado. You can find me on the fediverse, but my presence there is not focused on tech: 🐘

Once I make it to the initial public release of PD2530, I will happily welcome external contribution. Then this project can be more than just me :)

What do you have?

The goal of the Free Instruments Project is not to provide products for sale, but rather to release public-domain designs for truly high-end equipment of a similar quality to what you’d expect from a test equipment vendor. I don’t want to compete with them, I want to share design ideas with the public. When released, these designs will be available for anybody with adequate resources to build for themselves.

Public domain?

Yes. There are no license terms on these designs. Intellectual property is fake and you can do whatever you want with them whether I like it or not. 🙃

Trans rights?

And trans wrongs. Sometimes those are more fun.

How do I contact you?

You can reach out to me by email, at xan @ this domain name. If you want to open a pull request or issue on one of my projects, you can do this via their gitlab mirrors if they have them (they’ll say so in the readme), or otherwise, do it lkml style with an email.