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Dragon Innovation Hardware Hangout with Scott Miller

Dragon Innovation Hardware Hangout with Scott Miller:

So you've got a working prototype... now what? Taking your hardware product from garage to factory can be a stressful and costly step with countless unknowns, but it doesn't have to be that way! In this talk, Scott Miller can teach some of these crucial, yet hard-to-google manufacturing topics like how to apply design for manufacturing and assembly best practices, how to select a factory, how to design injection molded parts, how to decide upon retail margins, how to protect your IP, how to design quality control tests, how to navigate certifications, and more.

Scott Miller is the CEO and cofounder of Dragon Innovation, a manufacturing services and crowdfunding firm that helps makers go to market. The group has decades of experience in designing and manufacturing hardware-related products helping products like Pebble and MakerBot get to market. Scott Miller is a 10-year veteran of iRobot (maker of the Roomba) and a Partner at Bolt, a hardware accelerator located in Boston.

We're excited to have Dragon Innovation sponsor food and drinks for this meetup!


Agenda

6:30 Arrive, grab food and drinks

6:45 Scott Miller featured presentation

8:15 Pitches/Demos:

-Andrey Derevianko of TriTrack Motors

8:30 meetup adjourned


Call to Action

If you have a new project or Kickstarter you'd like to demo, email me, [masked], and I'll add you to the agenda!

If you'd like to sponsor this meetup please contact me! If you're interested in Austin Hardware Startups, help spread the word!

Massive thanks to Dragon Innovation for providing food and drinks at this event and continued thanks to Capital Factory for providing meeting space.

Also, you should probably follow @atxhw on twitter to stay in the loop on meetups!

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  • Andrew S.

    Bartley, great job organizing yet again. Was there any word on a copy of the slides like Scott mentioned?

    February 7, 2014

  • Scott N. M.

    Thanks for hosting me! It is amazing to see the HW activity in Austin. I had a blast meeting you. Here's a link to the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/dragoninnovation/how-to-scale-manufacturing-businesses-140206

    3 · February 7, 2014

    • Steve 'Grog' B.

      Thanks for the eye-opening talk! It really helped me conceptualize the process of manufacturing in volume. Cheers!

      February 8, 2014

  • Bartley G.

    I'm super excited to have Scott Miller and Dragon Innovation come speak in Austin!!!

    2 · January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is there a link to that somewhere?

      February 7, 2014

    • Azat (aka ".

      I would love to watch a video-recording of it, if it's available.

      February 7, 2014

  • Drue P.

    Scott was a great speaker. I enjoyed the Q & A session also. Bartley thanks for picking on our KickStarter project. :-)

    February 6, 2014

  • Jason R.

    Great session!! Hadn't thought about packout so definitely appreciate Scott calling that out. Anyone in Austin with expertise in consumer product packaging? Oh and could we get a copy of the slides? Thanks!!

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Ty R.

      Hi Jason, I have consumer products and retail packaging design, production and pack out experience in the US and China. Send me a reply or email with your contact info if you want to chat. [masked]

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Ty R.

    Great speaker topic with a very lively and informative Q&A!

    February 6, 2014

  • Mitesh

    It will be great if this could be made into a podcast or make it available some other way.

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the DI talk!

    I was wondering, with regards to manufacturing -what is a larger stumbling block?

    Is it getting a product manufactured through 3D printing, CNC, Low Volume production?

    Or is it electrical-based and focuses around PCB production and assembly?

    Reason for my inquiry is that we're developing a directory of manufacturers and would like to understand which manufacturing industry to focus on first!

    Thoughts?

    Looking forward to seeing everyone :)

    February 5, 2014

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