Advice and resources for entrepreneurs creating new electronic hardware products.
Invention promotion firms want one thing – your money. They don’t really care if your product is a success or not, because they are only focused on scamming you and taking your money. They have no interest in seeing your … read more
I can’t stress enough how critical it is to have an audience for your product.
Having an audience helps you gather feedback on what features you should include in your product, and it is critical whenever you run a crowd … read more
In this article we’re going to look at why you need to focus on a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and avoid feature creep. First of all, let me explain these two concepts.
MVP is a concept that was popularized by … read more
Even though I’m an electrical engineer that specializes in product development, I still think that most entrepreneurs tend to over-focus on product development.
One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs and startups make, is they spend years on product … read more
Product developers spend a lot of time interacting with various tools which are vital to the development phase. Whether it’s software, a mobile app, or hardware you are developing, these tools are critical to the success of your project.
Technology … read more
Finding engineers to develop your product is not an easy task. It’s very challenging to find good engineers, and it can be even more difficult to judge the quality of those engineers.
This is especially true if you are not … read more
Scaling a physical product means taking it from a few prototypes all the way to mass manufacturing it. This is the most underestimated (or completely ignored) part of bringing a new hardware product to market.
Having a final prototype version … read more
Technical Difficulty Rating: 5 out of 10
Developing a new electronic hardware product is of course no trivial task. It requires significant engineering across a variety of disciplines to develop a commercially viable product.
Development costs are the first big … read more
This is the second part of a two-part series looking at developing a hypothetical tracking device that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, an accelerometer, and a USB rechargeable lithium battery.
When deciding to develop a new hardware product you … read more
This is a two-part series where we’re going to look at developing a hypothetical tracking device that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, an accelerometer, and a USB rechargeable lithium battery.
When you have a new product that you want … read more
Article Technical Rating: 0 out of 10
Every electronic product basically consists of three parts: the electronics, the enclosure, and the package. In my experience most entrepreneurs focus on the development of the electronics, and to a lesser extent on … read more
If you read this blog regularly you already know I’m passionate about electronics, product development, and entrepreneurship.
But those interests are no surprise for an engineer/entrepreneur. So I thought it might be fun to share some more surprising things about … read more
Let’s have some fun and dream big, and I mean astronomically big!
Is your goal to develop a new product, get it to market, and then sit back and watch the money roll in?
And I don’t mean just making … read more
One of the most popular questions I get is how long does it take to bring a new hardware product to market.
The simple answer is: a long time. The more accurate answer depends on many variables, including:Variable #1… read more
Are product developers in the U.S. better than those in other countries? The simple answer is no. When I was a design engineer for Texas Instruments, about half of the engineers I worked with were from other countries.
This was … read more
Define your product, design it, then manufacture it. Right? Well, not exactly. Although, this is the process most entrepreneurs follow, it’s not the process you should follow.
Before you jump head first into fully designing your product you really need … read more
Article Technical Rating: 4 out of 10
Bringing a new electronic product to market is generally difficult, risky, and expensive. To succeed, and make it to eventual profitability, you need to focus your early efforts on minimizing your costs and … read more
Setting the price for your new hardware product is one of your most important decisions. You need to get your pricing right as early as possible. If you mess this up it will be difficult to fix later. The pressure … read more
Most of us have learned something from our mistakes, but have you ever learned from the mistakes of others? Studying the failures of others can actually ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes they did.
When it comes to … read more
Developing a new electronic product absolutely requires that you hire the right electrical engineer(s). As with medicine, electrical engineering is a broad field of study with countless specializations.
Not all engineers are created equal. If you hire the wrong designer … read more