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7 Strategies to Develop a New Product

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There are multiple ways for you to develop a new physical product and bring it to market. However, the strategy that is best for you depends on your specific experience, your product, your team, and your finances. There is no … read more

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Where Should I Develop and Manufacture My Product?

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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

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How to Package Your New Hardware Product

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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

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21 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Me

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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

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Crowdfunding for Hardware Startups

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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

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How to Select the Microcontroller for Your New Product

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Selecting the right microcontroller for a project involves juggling many factors. In addition to cost, performance, power consumption and overall size, the availability of the proper software and hardware tools is a prime consideration.

Support for the chosen platform is … read more

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Comparison of Memory Types Available for Your Product

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Every electronic system that has some kind of microcontroller, or microprocessor, needs to have some memory attached to it.

This memory holds the program that the processor executes. It also holds the data that the program requires, or produces. This … read more

How to Select the Best Display for Your Project

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If your new electronic product requires a display, then it is essential that you select the right type of display.

Your choice of a display directly impacts your product’s user experience simply by being one of its most visible aspects. … read more

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Introduction to Battery Chargers (Part 2 of 2)

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In this second part on battery chargers we’re going to be looking at the BQ24092 and the BQ24703 chargers from Texas Instruments.

If you are not familiar with lithium battery chargers I highly recommend you first read part 1 where … read more

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Introduction to Battery Chargers (Part 1 of 2)

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One of the most common types of electronic circuits used in modern portable electronic products are battery chargers, specifically those for recharging lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries.

This two-part series will review three common battery chargers.

Part 1 reviews the Microchip … read more

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Teardown of an Amazon Echo Dot

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One of the best ways to learn about product development is to examine existing products on the market. Doing so can be a real eye-opener in regards to seeing absolutely everything that is involved in developing a new market-ready product. … read more

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Introduction to Transistors

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In my previous article Introduction to Basic Electronics Circuits you were introduced to the simplest, most basic types of electronic circuits. This is a great place to begin the journey of learning electronics, but ultimately any real-world circuit will be … read more

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Introduction to Basic Electronic Circuits

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In my previous article Introduction to Basic Electronics you learned all about the various electronic components. But to be of any real use electronic components have to be connected together to form electronic … read more

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Introduction to Electronic Sensors

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Electronic sensors can detect everything from light to distance to acceleration. Sensors are how a product senses anything in the real-world, and there is an almost endless array of them available.

Sensors measure real-world quantities, which are then converted into … read more

Introduction to Load Cell Conditioning Circuits

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A load cell is a sensor device that can be used to measure an applied physical force and then convert that force into an output quantity that is directly proportional to the force. … read more

 

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