Hardware Mania- Are Networked Devices the Next Boom
Connected devices which are bluetooth enabled are now taking off, and hardware prototypes are popping up everywhere. Some like the Pebble watch are fueled by high profile crowdfunding campaigns. Many investors are now actively seeking hardware that is compatible with software apps, such as streaming music services or content delivery. What are examples of exciting hardware innovations? What are challenges for hardware manufacturers? How do you test your product? Can you generate sales directly to consumers or should you seek distribution partners such as retailers? What factors are taken into account when determining pricing strategies and margins after cost of manufacturing? How can you form partnerships for OEMS? What are strategies for designers using Arduino or building with Raspberry Pi?
- When: 2:45-3:15
- Start: 22 November 2013
- End: 22 November 2013