Stack Overflow has almost 1 million users. We've only got a few thousand. Stack Overflow has almost 3 million questions, we only have about 7,500. As a result of this disparity, a large number of our visitors are software developers from Stack Overflow. These visitors are often interested in getting started in electrical engineering.
This recent post:
got a lot of views, votes, and answers, so our users are obviously not tired of answering these questions. It's easy enough to answer (meaning it's vulnerable to bikeshedding), it gives people a good feeling about helping a newbie. However, we've had plenty of them before:
- What project is good for a total beginner
- first step in embedded system
- Cheapest / easiest way to get started with AVR programming
One of them is locked: How to become an embedded software developer? but most are closed.
What should we do with this stuff? There have been suggestions to make one a canonical post and close all others as duplicates. Should the canonical post remain unlocked and/or open?