Thanks for the read Ben, great points! I think its all relative to your benchmark. So you’re coming from software - sure hardware may seem difficult. Been working in hardware for decades - wow, it has gotten much simpler.
It’s also worth noting that the simplification of hardware not only comes from difficulties being abstracted away via pre-built dev boards/modules and accessible early stage manufacturing techniques, but the ability they afford us to iterate more rapidly.
Still thinking hardware is hard? Fantastic, that means there’s still a lot of opportunity left in the space. Barriers to entry aren’t always a bad thing, especially if you’re someone willing to brave the “hard” stuff.