Component Shortages Continue to Bite, Leading to Delays and Redesigns at Adafruit, Arduino, SparkFun

Company representatives offer a look at the ongoing component shortages and their impact on the maker market.

Stephen Cass, editor of the Hands On DIY section of IEEE Spectrum, has warned of delays in the maker market caused by the ongoing industry-wide component shortages.

“Over the last few months it seemed that manufacturers catering to makers were offering fewer and fewer new products in addition to posting a lot of ‘out of stock’ notices on existing ones, with a knock-on effect on the maker scene as a whole,” Cass explains. “As the editor responsible for IEEE Spectrum’s Hands On DIY section, it’s taken longer and longer each month to find projects incorporating interesting new capabilities.”

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