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Startup Club Spurs ‘Hardware Revolution’

Community attracts 135 members in first year
2/10/2016 10:00 AM EST
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JamesM951
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Re: Hardware way more riskier/expensive than software
JamesM951   2/14/2016 3:55:16 PM
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All true. But software can't actually change the physical world without hardware and hardware has more intrinsic value, assuming it works. 

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Hardware way more riskier/expensive than software
Loser99   2/11/2016 4:02:10 PM
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Find a software bug, it is fixed in 10 minutes.

Find a hardware bug, throw away prototypes get new boards made, thousands of dollars down the drain.

Costs almost nothing to start a software app or package, but hardware costs in enclosure changes, circuitboard changes, chips that go obsolete or are unavailable to high demand.  Manufacturing problems.

Add a feature in your software, costs almost nothing. Add a feature in Hardware, can cost thousands.

Software: doesn't really matter if you use choose a bunch of if-then statements or a switch-case statement?  Hardware: choose the wrong architecture and it is product failure and $. 

Make a mistake in hardware? it can burn your house down kill someone.

Make a mistake in software?  just recompile.

 

 

rick merritt
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Crossing the chasm
rick merritt   2/10/2016 12:31:00 PM
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With smartphone technology, Maker boards, crowdfunding and groups like Hw Club, Hax and etc, its easier than ever to start a hardware startup.

I'd love to hear stories of some of them crossing the chasm to volume product shipments that establish new companies. 

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