Legal Stuff – What can I do with the things I’ve seen here?

CCLicense3x1Electric Druid code and schematics are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence.

The following is the summary from that site:

Creative Commons License Deed

You can:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

The full details of the license are available on the Creative Commons Website. If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch.

Electric Druid would like to add…

Commercial use of the work is (in general) not allowed, but as owner of the work, Electric Druid can offer licensing options. Specifically, if chips, PCBs, or other products are bought from the Electric Druid shop, they can be used for commercial projects. This does not apply to chips you program yourself without prior agreement. 

We’re trying to find a balance between allowing people to creatively use and abuse what we’ve done, and also to generate an income from it and not get ripped off. In general, we’re fine with people doing whatever they want with this code, projects, and circuits for their use. For commercial use, we’d ask that you buy your chips or parts from the shop to support the development of further projects, or contact us if this isn’t suitable.

If any of this seems desperately unfair, please don’t rage about it – talk to us instead! We’re reasonable people, and these few paragraphs are as close as we get to getting legal about it!