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Member Since: December 7, 2007

Country: United States


Senior Design Engineer

Programming Languages



University of Kentucky; University of


RF/Mixed signal ASIC Design, High speed signal integrity, PCB design, Software (MATLAB, C/C++), Embedded microcontroller systems


Near space ballooning, fun microcontroller apps, etc.

  • For those of us who don’t deal with this every day, I looked up “VAT”, as I had no clue.. I assume this (or something close) is what you mean: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_added_tax

  • I think designs created with the FREE (lite) version of Eagle are likely okay for profit making. But the boards you can make are pretty small. Consult them to be sure.
    However, there is also a not-for-profit license which you can purchase that lets you make bigger boards, up to 4 layers. They give hobbiests a screaming-great deal, but you must agree NOT to use it for profit.
    That’s fair– I’m very appreciative of the fact that they give us small guys a break. I hope that doesn’t change.