Product Development Teardown of an Amazon Echo Dot

Technical Difficulty Rating: 6 out of 10

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.

I’m going to tear down an Amazon Echo Dot which I feel is a great product to use as an example. The Echo Dot is an advanced tech product, yet it’s not so complex as to be completely overwhelming.

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The Right Way to Bring a New Product to Market

Technical Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 10

There is always a right way and wrong way to do something. When it comes to bringing a new product to market there are in fact many wrong ways to do it. Unfortunately the majority of entrepreneurs, startups, and inventors go about it the wrong way.

The wrong way is usually based on an over focus on the idea and on product development. Wait a minute! Did a product development engineer just say it’s wrong to over focus on development? Well, yes, I did.

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9 Electronic circuit: Voltage source + resistor + LED

Introduction to Basic Electronic Circuits

Technical Difficulty Rating: 6 out of 10

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 circuits.

This article is an introduction to very simple electronic circuits. In future articles I will discuss more advanced circuits. I wanted to keep this introductory article as simple as possible for those of you that are new to electronics.

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7 Strategies to Develop a New Product

Technical Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 10

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 strategy to develop a product that is best for everyone under every situation.

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8 Tips for cold emailing

How I Successfully Used Cold Emails to Get My Product to Market

Technical Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 10

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 able to make with my product was due to cold emailing. This means emailing people you don’t already know and without an introduction.

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7 A person wearing a suit and tie Description generated with very high confidence

10 Lessons I Learned Bringing My Own Product to Market

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 process I learned many lessons that I want to share with you today. Hopefully the lessons I learned will help you speed up the process of getting your own product to market.

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From Prototype to Mass Manufacturing – Understanding Scaling Costs for Physical Products

Technical Difficulty Rating: 5 out of 10

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 of your product is exciting and is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations, you have made it past development and are now ready to scale! However, you are still a long way from being ready to sell your product.

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