205: Recent Developments in Electronic Product Engineering

205: Advances in Electronic Product Engineering Methods

December 13, 2023

With Tomide Adesanmi, Founder of Circuit Mind

Hosted by Kevin Mako, President of MAKO Design + Invent

205: Advances in Electronic Product Engineering Methods
205: Advances in Electronic Product Engineering Methods

Tomide Adesanmi is the Founder of Circuit Mind, an electronics engineering platform that supports heavily improved EE design and development. Today, Tomide will share his wealth of knowledge salient to today’s inventors, startups, and small manufacturers regarding how electronics product startups are leading the charge, as well as best practices in the realm of electronics engineering regarding consumer product development. He will also delve into emerging tools that effectively improve the electronics design process.

Here are the key takeaways from the episode:

  • Electronic products are becoming more ubiquitous. Thus, electronics are in everything.
  • Hardware innovation and advances in electronic product engineering methods are driven by startups more than large corporations.
  • Big corporations are slow, so it is harder for them to compete with hardware startups on electronics products.
  • Smart makers and inventors in their garages are iterating ideas quickly and effectively.
  • Inventors not in the hardware industry are surprised at how archaic a lot of the hardware technology is compared to software.
  • Supply chain, agility, quality product!
  • The high-level design process requires 1 to 6 weeks of iterations, prototypes, and testing, as well as 3 to 10 prototype iterations to get to a manufactured product.
  • Start with top-level requirements, then major components, then breadboard, then circuit design, then PCB design, then firmware, and then conduct many testing rounds to get the product ready for manufacturing.
  • You have different levels of fidelity, so make sure you do them in order.
  • Extremely experienced engineers have been working for decades to not only make the process robust but also optimize each step.
  • Tools are constantly being released to improve speed, improve the optimization of your hardware, and also to reduce the number of iterations in the design process, so take advantage of burgeoning technological innovation.

Tomide Adesanmi Links:

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Producer: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to the above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories.