Resources for entrepreneurs developing new electronic hardware products.

Video Training Courses

You can purchase any course below individually. Or you can get all of the courses plus access to John Teel and a team of trusted experts to guide you and answer your questions (both technical and entrepreneurial) inside the Hardware Academy.

Roadmap: From Idea to Manufacturing for Your New Hardware Product


Price: $199

In this in-depth training course you will learn all of the steps necessary in order to take an idea for a new electronic hardware product and turn it into a product that can be manufactured and sold. You will learn about:


● How to properly research and define your product

● How to understand the big picture including all of the costs and obstacles that lie ahead

● How to formulate a plan to deal with the identified costs and obstacles

● Various strategies to get your product developed depending on your skills and finances

● Design steps required for the electronics

● Design steps required for the enclosure

● Software requirements

● One of the best ways to reduce design risk

● How to prototype your product

Course details: 4 modules with 32 lessons totaling over 4 hours of video

Understanding Certifications and Regulatory Requirements for New Electronic Products


Price: $99

In this course you will learn about all of the various certifications and regulatory requirements you must comply with in order to sell the product into that market. The course covers the three types of regulatory requirements: emissions, safety, and environmental. It also includes some tips toward the end on ways to reduce your certifications cost and time.

Course details: 11 lessons totaling about 75 minutes of video

How to Build a Hardware Company, and Not Just a Hardware Product


Price: $99

To build a successful hardware company it takes much more than just product development. Your focus must be on building a new company, and not just a new product.

In this course you will learn about all of the aspects needed to build a successful hardware company including: business structures, business models, marketing, customer development, product development, manufacturing, operations/logistics, finances, sales, and customer support.

Course details: 10 lessons totaling about 75 minutes of video

Online Marketing for Hardware Startups and Entrepreneurs


Price: $99

In this course you will learn all about online marketing and building an audience. For most startups online marketing and audience building will be your best strategy for getting PR, building your reputation, making important connections, getting market feedback, and eventually getting sales.

I not only walk you through all of the steps of building an audience, but throughout this course I share with you lots of tips and lessons I learned from my own experience building an engaged online audience of over 20,000 subscribers.

Course details: 12 lessons totaling over 1.5 hours of video

How to Estimate the Manufacturing Cost for Your Electronic Product Before You Develop It


Price: $99

In this course you will learn how to estimate the full landed manufacturing cost for your new electronic product before you even develop it. It’s critical to estimate your manufacturing cost as early as possible so you can determine if your product will be sufficiently profitable, set the retail price, and forecast your future inventory costs.

Course details: 6 lessons totaling 1.5 hours of video

How to Define and Validate Your Minimum Viable Product (Workshop)


Price: $49

In this workshop you will learn lots of valuable lessons from various Minimum Viable Product (MVP) case studies. This was originally a live online workshop with a Q&A session at the end (we also answered a lot of questions throughout the presentation). This workshop is over 2 hours long, but is loaded with value.

Course details: 2.5 hour workshop video

How to Design Your Own Custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB)


Price: $99

In this course you will learn how to design a custom microcontroller PCB based on a 32-bit Cortex-M0 microcontroller. The design includes an accelerometer, USB communication, a USB rechargeable battery, a linear regulator, and a boost switching regulator.

Course details: 14 lessons totaling over 3 hours of video

Selecting the Wireless Technology for Your New Electronic Product


Price: $99

In this course you will learn all about the various wireless technologies and how to select the best wireless solution to incorporate into your new electronic product. Wireless protocols covered include: Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, ZigBee, Z-Wave, 6LoWPAN, GSM/GPRS, LTE/LTE-M, NB-IOT, and LoRa/LoRaWAN.

Course details: 11 lessons totaling about 75 minutes of video

Introduction to Power Management Design


Price: $99

In this course you will learn how the important fundamentals of power management design including linear regulators, switching regulators, and battery chargers.

Course details: 11 lessons totaling nearly 2 hours of video

Introduction to PCB Design Using KiCad


Price: $99

In this course you will learn how to design a schematic and custom PCB using the free design software KiCad. After an introduction to KiCad’s various tools and features a custom PCB is designed and verified.

Course details: 8 lessons totaling over 1.5 hours of video

Introduction to 3D Modeling


Price: $99

In this course you will learn how to do the 3D modeling for a custom enclosure using the software Fusion 360.

This course is broken down into two modules. In the first module you will learn the basics of 3D modeling and how to use the various features of Fusion 360. In the second module you will learn how to create a basic enclosure for an electronic product.

Course details: 10 lessons totaling nearly 1.5 hours of video

Introduction to 3D Printing


Price: $99

In this course you will learn all about the 3D printing which is the primary technology used for building custom plastic prototype parts for your product.

Course details: 11 lessons totaling nearly 2 hours of video

How to Design for Injection Molding


Price: $99

In this course you are going to learn how to properly design an enclosure (or any other custom plastic part) so that it can be produced using injection molding which is the technology used for mass manufacturing.

Course details: 10 lessons totaling 1.5 hours of video

How to Order Printed Circuit Boards


Price: $49

In this course you will learn about all of the specifications necessary for ordering your own Printed Circuit Boards. In lessons 1-3 I show you how to order boards via PCBWay, and in lesson 4 I show you how to order boards via Bittele.

Course details: 4 lessons totaling 75 minutes of video

How to Talk to Customers (Workshop)


Price: $49

In this workshop you will learn how to properly reach out and talk to potential customers and why it’s important to do so as early as possible.

Course details: 1 hour workshop video

How to Define Your Target Market and Find Your First Big Buyers (Workshop)


Price: $49

In this workshop you will learn how to define your target market and find your first big business buyers. This was originally a live online workshop with a Q&A session at the end (we also answered a lot of questions throughout the presentation). This workshop is over 2 hours long, but is loaded with value.

Course details: 2 hour workshop video

How to File a Provisional Patent


Price: $49


The following 4 courses are all part of a multi-course series covering the product development process for a single product:

How to Get Started and Build a Proof-of-Concept Prototype (Course #1)


Price: $99

How to Design the Custom Electronics (Course #2)


Price: $99

How to Design the Enclosure (Course #3)


Price: $99

How to Program and Test the Prototype (Course #4)


Price: $99

Each of the courses above can be purchased individually or you can join the Hardware Academy to get all of the courses (plus a new one each month) for only $49 per month. You also get support from a team of experts to help you plus much more!

All courses are hosted on TheHardwareAcademy.com.

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