Right now the on-topic FAQ reads:

Please refrain from asking about the following topics:

Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting questions as well as how to use tools like Xcode for non-language specific tasks.

But today I noticed this question that is seemingly about hardware development; the asker expresses their desire to "build a device".

Homekit: multi mode button in home app

Our FAQ doesn't call out hardware development as being off-topic. Should it? And do we care about whether development is for distribution or just for private use as hobbyists?

  • 2
    This is such an edge case; coming up with a policy to address wouldn’t be effective or efficient.
    – Allan
    Commented May 11, 2020 at 1:09
  • Software development is well covered by another site hardware not so much.
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Jun 26, 2020 at 14:43


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