In the case of code, the license is clear. Any code snippet that you post on SE, or copy from SE has to be licensed under the same terms, has to attribute the original post, and can be used for personal or commercial purposes.
In the case of hardware projects, primarily electronics, how does this work?
Say, I post a detailed question/answer containing sufficient detail such that any knowledgeable individual in the field would be able to create the device based on the given information. Also, say the project is something novel. Now, as the content posted on SE describes the project, how does the license work with regards to the actual hardware implementation?
Can I license the project and more specifically, the design/documentation, under a different license or does the CC-SA license apply to any design/documents that I have, whose content overlaps with my post (as the post was essentially based on it or vice-versa)?
Does the timeline of the document(s) come into the picture?
Can somebody else, pick up the idea from my post and sell it? Would the CC-SA license apply to their design and hardware implementation (as the design was picked up from the SE post)?
In general, how does posting the design of a hardware product external to SE, get affected by the license? How do I interpret the content license with respect to such projects?