Development kits History of the Dev Kit

Redakteur: Eilyn Dommel

Development kits have shaped the technology-led world we know today. Originally a basis for prototyping products and applications, Development Kits are now being used to produce some of the world’s most innovative new technologies.

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Designed for testing, but often bought by hobbyists, development kits were the first low cost microcomputers. Industry soon followed, as it was clear that development kits had the potential to go much further.

To mark the incredible impact of development kits, element 14 has charted their evolution in this "History of the Dev Kit". It follows early adoption by the engineering community in the 1970s, right through to the modern day of low cost, open source development platforms.

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