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5 Important Considerations When Sourcing Hardware Products Online

The time has come for you to find a manufacturing partner that can produce your hardware product. You want to take advantage of an overseas manufacturing strategy and you heard of this website called Alibaba where factories are lined up … Continue reading

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A Great List of Helpful Resources for Hardware Startups

Entering the hardware industry is no straightforward task and presents a range of challenges to any startup or entrepreneur that’s willing to throw their hat into the ring. Thankfully though, you’re not on your own and there are many others … Continue reading

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The 8-Bit Lit Lamp Project (Part 2)

In this post I’ll continue where I left off in the last post and tell you more about our experience concerning the 8-Bit Lit Lamp project. Sourcing Materials By the end of the last post, we had hit a roadblock.  The … Continue reading

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The 8-Bit Lit Lamp Project (Part 1)

The following blog is written by an intern, Johnny Star, a mechanical engineering junior from UC Berkeley that worked with us throughout the summer.  Since his perspective is similar to a lot of our client’s in terms of exposure to … Continue reading

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China’s New 5 Year Plan

Twelfth Five-Year Plan: Overview China’s Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development is a pivotal tool used by the government to execute its development objectives by mapping out in five-year cycles the country’s future progress via guidelines, policy frameworks, and targets … Continue reading

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The Games Factories Play

With the widespread use of electronic information, importing and exporting is much easier than before. You can buy anything you want even without any local company or agent. However, there are also a lot of tricks factories have got up … Continue reading

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PBV 5: How to Source a Factory – Part 1: Sizing up the Situation

Manufacturing in China – Pulling Back the Veil, Part 5 This is Part 5 of a 10 part series called “Pulling Back the Veil” that aims to answer the basic question “how do I manufacture my product in China”? These … Continue reading

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