So you want to develop a new electronic hardware product?
Let me start with the good news – it’s possible. You can develop a hardware product regardless of your technical level and you don’t necessarily need to be an engineer to succeed (although it certainly helps).
It’s easier now in 2019 than ever before to develop a new electronic product.
There are numerous applications where detecting the presence or absence of an object is required. This article will explore the different methods of object detection, how they are implemented, and their major advantages and limitations.
Before getting in to the various methods used to detect objects, it is worthwhile to define exactly what is meant by “object detection”. On one level, this simply implies detecting the presence, or absence, of any object within a certain detection range.
Creating a new hardware startup is an overwhelming process and it can be quite confusing to know where to even start. In this article I want to highlight what your top 6 priorities should be when forming a hardware startup.
These priorities will help you minimize your financial risk, reduce your chance of focusing on the wrong activities, and ultimately give you a better chance to succeed with your product.
Choosing your product’s optimal price is an extremely important decision that should be made as soon as possible. In general, if your product is priced too high then it won’t sell well. If your product is priced too low, you won’t be able to make a decent profit.
Charging too much or too little can be difficult for a startup to recover from. It’s especially hard to increase the price of your product after it has hit the market.
My name is Dave Millman and I help high-tech startups find their first customers. John Teel asked me to share some of my first-hand experiences so as to help you avoid many of the first timer manufacturing mistakes.
During the past couple of years, two of our clients who were both new to manufacturing have launched their hardware products.
Developing a wearable electronic product involves juggling design constraints and compromises in ways that are quite a bit different from a conventional non-wearable design.
In this article, I’m defining a wearable product as a body-worn device, with its own power source, that doesn’t restrict the movement of the wearer. Examples would be a pair of smart glasses, or a smart watch.
Thanks to Amazon, Google, and Apple, voice recognition has finally gone mainstream.
I’ve personally dreamed about intelligent voice recognition since I was a kid tinkering with electronics and programming my Commodore 64.
Listening to my son interact the other day with our Amazon Echo smart speaker I definitely realized that my childhood dream is finally here. Although, I am still waiting for levitating, self-driving cars.
One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “how long will it take to develop my new product?”. Everyone, of course, wants to know when they can expect to have their product ready to go on store shelves.
This is a complex question with one simple answer: much longer than you think it will take.
NOTE: This is a guest post by Shawn Litingtun, an amazing electronics engineer that I work with closely. He is also one of the experts inside the Hardware Academy available to answer your technical questions.
An Arduino, or more specifically an Arduino architecture, can be successfully used in some embedded designs. This can provide a less technically complex path to market for many makers.
In a recent blog I discussed the path to market for entrepreneurs with a strong technical background. I started that blog by telling a story about an engineer named Gary, and his marketer friend named Paul. You eventually learn that Gary and Paul are really Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs (I used their middle names).
NOTE: This article is a guest post by Shawn Litingtun. Shawn is an extraordinary electronics designer. He has an insanely comprehensive understanding of many topics in electronics and has extensive knowledge on electrical certifications. I’m yet to ask him a question about electronics that he can’t answer! He is also one of the experts inside the Hardware Academy available to answer technical questions.
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