Despite having a full shop filled with the latest tools, I am not above using soup cans to build a prototype. Prototyping is a technique to solve problems and learn about a product. It need not be a complicated process that takes special tools and skilled technicians to do well.
It is an immense achievement to have a successfully crowdfunded product. Kudos for coming up with the idea, having the audacity to chase it, and then spending hundreds of hours of prototyping and iteration to get it just right to show the world. Your marketing was spot on, and your customers love it. It is a euphoric feeling to finally get to the finish line.
So, you are attending CES this year. Congrats, because you are about to experience one of the biggest tradeshows on Earth and a must-attend event for anyone in the electronics industry. It is four days of non-stop, day and night action both in and outside of the show venues.
LEDs are an amazing piece of technology that are found in all sorts of electronic devices. They are also a great tool to teach kids about electronics. They are low voltage and safe to use, come in all different colors, and turning on or changing the color of an LED with circuitry or code provides satisfying visual feedback when the circuit is built correctly.
From the tips of our cell phones, the dashes of our cars, and all the way to the Las Vegas strip, LEDs illuminate our world and are found in a huge proportion of electrified products. The humble “Light Emitting Diode” is a simple component of an electrical circuit that creates light when current is placed across its terminals. Despite its simplicity, it has some unique technology inside its small lenses, and its development began more than a century ago.
Enventys Partners’ Jeremy Losaw collaborated with Wily Design to create a full-scale cardboard Model T for the End 2 End: Tech Symposium event in Charlotte, NC. Learn how laser cutting methods impacted their build as well as how other methods can speed up the product development process.
Books from non-technical authors can be food for the soul and provide a different context in which to weigh our ideas. Not to mention they can offer us some fruitful nuggets as to how we should approach product development. Here are some of our favorite authors and what their work can teach us about innovation.
One of the things that sets Enventys Partners apart from other product development agencies is our ability to prototype nearly anything. Whether it’s an IoT device, molded part or soft good, we have the talent and experience to build beautiful and functional prototypes.
It has been about a decade since smart home and IoT products have exploded into the marketplace, and depending on who you listen to, between 10 and 50 billion connected devices will be in service at the close of 2020.
Iot devices continue to capture the imagination and dollars of consumers, and inventors are increasingly adding connected technology to their innovations.