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5 Successful Hardware Startups That Were Bootstrapped

Published on by John Teel

Bootstrapping your startup simply means that you self-fund it using your own savings, credit cards, and bank loans.

Although it also commonly includes money from friends and family.

To put it simply, I always recommend that you bootstrap your startup … read more

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5 Successful Products Powered by an ESP32 Wireless Microcontroller

Published on by John Teel

The ESP32 is a popular wireless microcontroller from Chinese chipmaker Espressif.

It incorporates a high-performance 32-bit microcontroller core (also available as a dual core) coupled with a wireless radio that supports WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

One of my favorite things … read more

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An Introduction to Basic Electronics

Published on by John Teel

If you are developing an electronics product, but you aren’t an electrical engineer, this article is for you. It provides an overview of all the basic electronic principles you need to understand in order to effectively manage your hardware startup. ... read more

5 Successful Products Powered by Raspberry Pi

Published on by John Teel

The Raspberry Pi, like the Arduino, was never intended to be used for new product development, and it was developed originally for educational purposes.

The standard Raspberry Pi is usually not ideal for use in mass production primarily due to … read more

5 Successful Products that Began as Arduino Prototypes

Published on by John Teel

Since its launch in 2005, the well-known open-source electronic prototyping platform Arduino has enabled creators, hobbyists, and business owners to turn their concepts into working prototypes.

Arduino was never intended to be a new product development platform, and it was … read more

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How To Sell Your New Product and Grow Your Revenue

Published on by John Teel

There are lots of ways to sell and distribute a new physical hardware product, and each option has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Making the right choice will depend on various factors like your product itself, your product’s retail price, … read more

How to Choose the Right Arduino Board for Your Project

Published on by John Teel

Arduino is one of the most popular open-source electronics platforms that offers a range of microcontroller boards, tools, and accessories for creating interactive projects and digital gadgets.

Due to its popularity among hobbyists, academics, and professionals, Arduino boards are made … read more

Can You Use a Raspberry Pi for Mass Production?

Published on by John Teel

A common question I get is whether or not it’s possible to use a Raspberry Pi board inside a commercial product that will be mass manufactured?

But more importantly, the question you should be asking is should you use one … read more

Arduino in a Commercial Product? [YouTube]

Published on by John Teel

Some of the questions I’ll answer in this video include:

Can an Arduino be used in a commercial product?

Should an Arduino be used in a commercial product?

If not, then why not, and how do you migrate from Arduino … read more

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