@GStringham – Thanks Gary.All I'm referring to is getting a newly designed/built board, checking it out in baby steps (as you said today) and loading some self-design firmware to exercise the board.Additionally, after checking out RAM, lights, switches, etc., go ahead and do some firmware and exercise all the I/O.Of course this doesn't tell us anything about whether the H/W design can keep up with timing needs or other specifics of their development.The only way to determine that is to hand it over to the S/W team.There are still other H/W efforts to be made after the handover such as environmental testing and other H/W stress tests.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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