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Embedded Systems. Hardware in Software Projects

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Ezequiel G Member Since: Mar 7, 2016
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Hi all.
Embedded system developers have a problem when working remotely with software projects. In general, a project requires specific sensors or a certain microcontroller that we may not have. In your experience, do you usually buy the hardware for the project or does it run on behalf of the client?

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Michael E Member Since: Apr 3, 2019
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If I don't already have the specific hardware needed for a project, then I require the employer to either:

(1) buy the hardware device and / or accessories and have it shipped to me;

(2) add the cost so I can buy and ship the components to myself; or

(3) if they already have the components, have them shipped to me before the start of work date.


I also ask for their courier shipping number so I can send any client owned components back (if they want them back) after I've finished up with the project.