Advice and resources for entrepreneurs creating new electronic hardware products.

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Comparison of Memory Types Available for Your Product

Published on by John Teel

Every electronic system that has some kind of microcontroller, or microprocessor, needs to have some memory attached to it.

This memory holds the program that the processor executes. It also holds the data that the program requires, or produces. This … read more

How to Select the Best Display for Your Project

Published on by John Teel

If your new electronic product requires a display, then it is essential that you select the right type of display.

Your choice of a display directly impacts your product’s user experience simply by being one of its most visible aspects. … read more

Teardown of an Amazon Echo Dot

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. … read more

Introduction to Transistors

In my previous article Introduction to Basic Electronics Circuits you were introduced to the simplest, most basic types of electronic circuits. This is a great place to begin the journey of learning electronics, but ultimately any real-world circuit will be … read more

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Introduction to Electronic Sensors

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 … read more

An Introduction to Basic Electronics

Many entrepreneurs launching a new electronic hardware product lack the engineering skills to design their own product. So they instead choose to outsource most, or all, of the development.

That’s of course fine, and outsourcing is a fantastic way to … read more

From Arduino Prototype to Manufacturable Product

Creating a prototype based on an Arduino (or Genuino outside the US) is an excellent start to bringing a new electronic hardware product to market. Keep reading to discover the most straightforward strategy to transition from an Arduino prototype to a truly sellable product. ... read more

Introduction to Injection Molding

Pictorial of an injection molding machine (supplied courtesy of Rutland Plastics).

Article Technical Rating: 7 out of 10

Unless your electronic product will be marketed solely to DIYers and electronics hobbyists it’s going to need an enclosure. Most likely this … read more

Introduction to Microcontrollers

Almost every electronic product needs a “brain” of some sorts to control the various product functions. But what “brain” is best for your product?

Start by deciding if you need a microcontroller unit (MCU) or a microprocessor unit (MPU). Nearly … read more

 

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