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.
Most entrepreneurs drastically underestimate all of the costs required to develop, scale and manufacture a new electronic hardware product. This is one of the main reasons so many hardware startups ultimately fail.
Don’t make the fatal mistake of underestimating the … 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
The following article is a case study contributed by Joseph Ricafort. Joseph’s project was selected as the most innovative project for a recent Predictable Designs contest. Joseph is a Test Engineer based in the Philippines and builds electronics projects in … read more
If you’re looking to build a proof-of-concept (POC) prototype for a new product idea, or perhaps you’re just wanting to learn more about electronics development, then the first step is to choose a … read more
Prototyping your product is all about learning. Each time you create a prototype version you will, or should, learn something new. Start with the most simple, low cost way to prototype your product. Then, with each prototype iteration you should … read more
When Amazon launched its flagship product the Amazon Echo in 2015, it was nothing more than a voice-controlled speaker. But it’s been barely two years, and the intelligent voice assistant has already conquered … read more
There are numerous software packages available for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs), too many in fact. That being said, there are three PCB design packages that tend to be the most popular and … read more
From controlling the room lights with your smartphone to scheduling events to occur automatically, home automation has taken convenience to a whole new level. Instead of using mechanical switches, you can now conveniently … read more
Voltage regulators are an essential part of most electronic hardware products. The function of a voltage regulator is to provide a stable voltage on the output of the regulator while the input voltage … read more
The new product development process for an electronic product (or any product) is by no means simple. It’s a pretty overwhelming task especially for those with limited resources such as entrepreneurs, makers, start-ups and small companies.
In this article, which was published by Make: Magazine, I explain how to develop a new product that incorporates Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) technology, also called Bluetooth Smart. If you plan to sell a new electronic product that uses BLE then … read more
When developing a new wireless product there is one decision that matters most. This decision not only affects technical specifications like transmission range, battery life, signal quality and product size, but it also dictates where you can even sell the … read more