Hardware has always been cool, and it's now easier than ever to grow an idea around the "Internet of Things" (or IoT). More recently, this trend has enticed entrepreneurs to leave the purely digital world to take on more tangible products. With the help of 3D printers, custom printed circuit boards, and an abundance of API integrations, expect to see a coming surge of hardware experiences.
If you tuned into the Kentucky Derby this past weekend, you've probably already seen our latest hardware creation. In preparation for “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” we worked with the dreamers at NBC Sports to meld our hardware craft with social strategy to create the first-ever social-powered brooch worn by host Johnny Weir. Read more about it below:
The Startup Zeitgeist
by Jared Friedman via The Macro “The # of YC apps that mention various hardware terms has increased 71% in the last year alone.”
DFM Course 13 – Waterproofing
by Scott N. Miller via Dragon Innovation “...entrepreneurs at least wanted the gadget to be waterproofed for showering but a few wanted customers to be able to swim with it.”