In these two videos you’ll learn about the different types of regulatory certifications required for your product.
In the first video above I give an overview of the different categories for certifications, and in the second video below I share … read more
In this video you’ll get an introduction to 3D modeling using the software Fusion 360 from Autodesk.
This short video is actually only a single lesson from an in-depth training course available for members of the Hardware Academy.
In the … read more
In these two videos (and transcript if you prefer reading) you’ll learn about online marketing and the audience building. Although these videos were made specifically for hardware startups wishing to learn marketing, they also apply equally well for service businesses.… read more
In these two videos (and transcript if you prefer reading) you’ll learn all about the lean startup methodology and the Minimum Viable Concept (MVP) concept.
We review two MVP case studies for you to learn from.
In the first video … read more
In this video (with a transcript if you prefer reading) you’ll learn about all of the costs that make up the manufacturing cost for a new electronic hardware product. It’s critical that you understand your product’s manufacturing cost as soon … read more
In this video you’ll learn about the power of the niche and how to find the market you can dominate with your product.
This short video was actually part of a live two-hour workshop that was recently held for members … read more
In this video tutorial you’ll learn how to design your own custom microcontroller board.
I’ll break down the design process into three fundamental steps:
STEP 1 – System Design
STEP 2 – Schematic Circuit Design
STEP 3 – PCB Layout … read more
It is absolutely critical that you hire the right engineer(s) to help develop your product. This is one of the most important decisions you will make. Hiring the wrong engineers will cost you serious money and set your project back … read more
The STM32 line of 32-bit microcontrollers from ST Microelectronics is one of the most popular choices for use in commercial products.
The STM32 line is quite expansive with numerous combinations of performance, peripherals, power, memory, and packages available. In this … read more
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. … read more
One of the common questions entrepreneurs ask me is, “Where is the best place to develop and/or manufacture my product“? That’s what I to discuss in detail in this video.
First, I split this question into two separate questions – … read more
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 … read more
This is a two-part series 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.
Prefer reading? There is also a blog post on … read more