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
Technical Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 10
It is absolutely critical that you hire the right engineer(s) to help develop your product. This is one of the most important decisions you will make. Hiring the wrong engineers will cost you … read more
If you are a regular reader of my blog you may already know that several years ago, I brought my own product to market, selling it in hundreds of retail locations in multiple countries.
Much of the progress I was … read more
Technical Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 10
About six years ago I brought my own hardware product to market (a consumer lighting device). Eventually my product was sold in a few hundred retail stores in three different countries.
During this … 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
Hi. I’m Steve August, Founder and CEO of August & Wonder. I’ve just launched my first hardware product, a unique product called The Market.
My story of bringing this hardware product to life provides a real world perspective from an … read more
One of the common questions entrepreneurs ask me is, “Where is the best place to develop and/or manufacture my product“? That’s what we’re going to discuss in detail in this article.
First, I’m going to split this question into two … read more
You need to see the forest for the trees, don’t get lost in the weeds, don’t drown in the details, take a bird’s-eye view, focus on the big picture.
These idioms all convey the same meaning, and there’s a good … 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
Every entrepenuer dreams that their company will someday be bought for millions. Ring founder James Siminoff succeeded and then some, recently selling his company to Amazon for over a whopping one billion dollars!
How did he do it? By never … 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
Article Technical Rating: 5 out of 10
Developing and bringing any new hardware product to market is no doubt difficult. This is true even for the simplest of products. Product development becomes significantly more challenging, and expensive, as the complexity … read more
Should you worry about someone stealing your idea? The simple answer is no, not really.
The most common myth believed by new entrepreneurs is that someone may steal their amazing idea if they don’t keep it secret.
The problem with … read more
Developing and launching a new hardware product is expensive. It’s also incredibly risky. Fortunately, there is a way to help solve both of these problems: crowdfunding.
Most hardware startups know about crowdfunding, but how do you make it a success? … read more
As the name implies, the purpose of a Proof-of-Concept (POC) prototype is to prove your product concept. A POC answers if a product is feasible. Whereas, a standard prototype answers how to make your product.
In most cases a POC … 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
You must remember that the true value is in the execution of an idea, and not just the idea alone. This is why no one steals product ideas, instead they wait and “steal” successful, proven products.
This means that to … read more