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Top 10 Mistakes Made on Product Development

Above image: Bridge in Minnesota which collapsed during rush hour traffic due to a design flaw.

Technical Difficulty Rating: 5 out of 10

There are a few mistakes that I frequently see when it comes to the development of electronic hardware products. Some of these mistakes are with the electronics design, some are with the enclosure design, and some of the mistakes are more general in nature.

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FAQ: Should I Patent My Product?

Disclaimer: I’m an engineer and an entrepreneur, not a patent attorney so nothing I say should be construed as legal advice.

This is one of the most common questions for anyone with an idea for a new product. Whether or not you should you get a patent is a question with two likely answers depending on who you ask.

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10 Ways to Find Engineers to Develop Your New Product

Technical Difficulty Rating: 0 out of 10

Finding engineers to develop your product is not an easy task. It’s very challenging to find good engineers, and it can be even more difficult to judge the quality of those engineers. This is especially true if you are not an engineer yourself, because you likely don’t have the technical skills to judge the experience or work quality of other engineers.

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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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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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