Watterott electronic GmbH specializes in open-hardware, DIY (do-it-yourself), and development components. Stephan Watterott founded the company in Hausen (Thuringia, Germany) in March 2008 to offer unique microcontroller boards and specialty hard-to-find development components. In the early days, a 20 m2 room was enough space for an office, manufacturing, warehouse, and shipping departments, but as the product range and shipping volumes increased, the original space became too small. In 2010, the company renovated and moved into a new location in Leinefelde. Since then, the product range has continued to grow and the in-house production is constantly expanded.