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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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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Idea to Prototype – Understanding Product Development Costs

Technical Difficulty Rating: 5 out of 10

Developing a new electronic hardware product is of course no trivial task. It requires significant engineering across a variety of disciplines to develop a commercially viable product.

Development costs are the first big obstacle that you are likely to run into, especially if you don’t have the experience to do much of the development yourself.

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Introduction to Product Requirements Documentation for New Hardware Products

Article Technical Rating: 6 out of 10

This is a guest post by Roberto Weiser of Developpa.io.

What does a practical, hands-on product developer or maker dislike the most? In my experience, I would say spending time writing documentation instead of designing interesting stuff.

Usually, when a product developer has a clear understanding about the function of the device, he/she jumps straight into the design.

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Case Study: Manufacturing Cost for a BLE / GPS Tracking Device

Technical Difficulty Rating: 6 out of 10

This is the second part of a two-part series looking at developing a hypothetical tracking device that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, an accelerometer, and a USB rechargeable lithium battery.

When deciding to develop a new hardware product you should first look at the big picture. This is what established hardware companies do, and so should you.

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Case Study: Preliminary Design for a BLE / GPS Tracking Device

Technical Difficulty Rating: 6 out of 10

This is a multi-part series of articles where we’re going to look at developing a hypothetical tracking device that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, an accelerometer, and a USB rechargeable lithium battery.

When you have a new product that you want to develop, the first thing you should do is look at the big picture. This is what established hardware companies already do.

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Introduction to Electronic Sensors

Article Technical Rating: 6 out of 10

Electronic sensors can detect everything from light to distance to acceleration. Sensors are how a product senses anything in the real-world, and there is an almost endless array of them available.

Sensors measure real-world quantities, which are then converted into an electrical signal. Actuators, on the other hand, take an electrical signal and convert it into a physical form. For example, motors and speakers are two of the most basic types of actuators.

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How to Select the Best Power Source For Your Hardware Product

Article Technical Rating: 6 out of 10

Selection of the power source for your product is one of the most important early decisions that you can make when developing a new hardware product. You have three choices at your disposal: rechargeable batteries, replaceable/disposal batteries, or AC power.

Each option has its own set of advantages and disadvantages which we will discuss in detail in this article.

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