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@DAB mentioned on my research post earlier in the series not to forget the costs of marketing, shipping and handling. These were not things I knew much about so I've done some more investigation. as I've been busy with the Enchanted Objects Design Challenge and Robox printer review these have just ended up as a list of useful links, I'll be expanding on this at a later date.   Marketing  https://medium.com/@BoltVC/hardware-by-the-numbers-part-3-logistics-marketing-1c7f37b64c05 http:/ ...
Shortly after writing my last post I read an interesting article from Tom Maiorana on 5 Prototyping lessons from a BMX backflip this is an extension of the Fail Early, Fail Fast, Fail Often principle.   This consists of 5 stages.   Deconstruct the challenge Minimize risk Use ignored resources Remove as much as possible Maximize cycles of learning   It seemed a good principle to apply to my new board prototype.   Deconstruct the challenge When you are looking at your pr ...
Following the RoadTest of the CapSense MBR3 Evaluation kit, I thought about creating a simple cursor board with 4 direction buttons and a select button with an I2C interface to a microcontroller host. Before embarking on any venture, I like to do a bit of research to determine if the project is feasible.   Are there other products on the market? What components will be needed? What skills will be needed? What tools will be needed? Costs   Other products The purpose of looking a ...