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Online business models are disrupting industries. E-commerce was probably one of the first disrupted segments. Just think about it… 10-15 years ago we debated if people will be ready...
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Steve Blank's course text from Berkeley's Haas Business School and Stanford University, is the essential "how to" book for anyone bringing a product to market, writing a business plan,...
setting up hardware business

Entrepreneurs often forget about all the janitorial company stuff that goes into building a business. It’s not their fault; there’s far more exciting things to take care of, like...
Notes from China 16 Days of Maker Wonder

...Amazing access to low or no-cost technology and components, huge numbers of young, well-educated people eager to experiment with products and companies, ready manufacturing facilities increasingly open to “small...
10 principles of good design

Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him — “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware...
design for manufacturing test design

For design verification testing, you’re using a prototype as an embodiment of a design and testing it. A prototype’s functionality will be the minimum function of the final design quality....
prototyping - bendingvideo

Building prototypes for R&D and low volume production press brake
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With consumer goods, produced at volume, white has some challenges. There are very good reasons that white is not more common in consumer products. That rarity can make it...
manufacturing in China

Most people have no idea what goes into making the products they know and love. As a company dedicated to improving lives through hardware, we want to change that....
Product Development, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales

Back in the old days small companies and entrepreneurs had to do everything themselves when it came to introducing a new product to the market.  How many people do...
factories arent dying hardware startups

As the Greater China Investment Partner for 500 Startups, I have been finding myself fielding an increasing number of questions about the manufacturing process in China, especially as we...
hardocalipse or iotopia

The IOT panel at DLDSummer had a recap of a few key issues. Let’s list a few so we can dig deeper next time. It’s a rough draft, pardon...
video crowdfunding

...A pitch video is often the most time-consuming and expensive part of a campaign, as well as the hardest to change. Elements like graphics and text can easily be moved...
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This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the...
3 Tips to Save Money When Creating Your New Tech Product

Creating any new product is an expensive process. That's even more true of a physical product, especially a hardware tech product. You can expect a minimum of $10,000 in development costs to...
industrial designer silicon valley

The job of industrial designers may seem like magic. They sketch something, send it to a factory, and presto, new iPods! The reality has more to do with navigating...
Getting to Pre-Orders The Insensi Journey

"...Our team soon realized that in order to accomplish our vision, we needed to control the hardware and couldn’t build this on top of existing platforms such as tablets,...
creating the perfect part 2

...The main goal in designing the schematic symbol is to preserve clarity of the overall schematic, and to make your representation of the part helpful in accomplishing that...
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PCB manufacturing costs depend on many factors that should be taken into consideration while you are designing your product. If you're a newbie to PCB design then your design...
hardware startups exit

...Hardware startups exited for the highest median amount compared to other sectors, at $224M (looking at exits with disclosed valuations). That’s in the neighbourhood of 2x the valuation seen...
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