Big Ideas

Making Sense of the Mess: Varying the Design Space

One of the ultimate goals of a design process is to help designers and engineers navigate the design space with confidence. The design space…

Andrew Kriebel
DIY

Sphero R2-D2 Teardown

We tore into one of Sphero's newest products: R2-D2. We analyzed the electronics, architecture, and "smarts" that made this product a reality.

Brittany Morrell
Technical

The Path to Conformity: The History and Chemistry of Conformal Coating

An in-depth look at the history and chemistry of conformal coating.

Kent Hull
Big Ideas

Four options for building an IoT hardware product as a Fortune 500 company

At Mindtribe, we’ve worked with hundreds of companies, including dozens of Fortune 500s. We’ve seen hardware efforts take many different shapes. Here are the most common approaches we’ve seen successfully employed.

Tom Hsiu
Technical

Too Lit: The Exploding Fidget Spinner Teardown

Like so many things in the Mindtribe office, it all began with a Slack post; Shortly followed by this Gizmodo article. Fidget spinners, like…

Telind Bench
Technical

The Mindtribe Guide to Creative Meetings

We’ve all had the experience of being in a creative meeting that seems totally aimless. Whether it’s a brainstorm or a design review, the…

Telind Bench
Big Ideas

Making Sense of the Mess: Using Process as a Tool

Design is messy, and I’m not just referring to how the shop looks in the wake of a prototyping spree. Design is a messy…

Andrew Kriebel
DIY

Here One Earbuds Teardown

An in depth teardown of Doppler Labs' flagship product – the Here One earbuds.

Yoo-Yoo Yeh
Big Ideas

How to successfully manage a hardware development schedule and ship on time

In the process of securing funding, many companies set an aggressive schedule for developing their product. Often, this schedule is shared with VCs and…

Sam Kang
Big Ideas

Here’s how to build out your engineering team

So your hardware startup just received Series A funding. Congrats! Now, you’re looking to productize your prototype and bring it to market. At this…

Sam Kang
Big Ideas

Well™: A Smart Home Water Conservation System

Mindtribe and industrial design partner Matter are excited to announce the creation of Well™, a smarthome technology designed to demystify water consumption and aid in conservation.

Greg Schulte
Odds & Ends

Mindtribe Celebrates Women in Hardware

Take a look at our recap of our Women in Hardware meetup.

Brittany Morrell
DIY

Nintendo’s Hardware DNA: A Switch Teardown

March 3rd marked the anticipated release of Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch. Capitalizing on advancements in mobile processor technology, Nintendo has catapulted forward into the…

Michael Choi
Big Ideas

Tips for Investors When Vetting a Hardware Product

I’m long on hardware. Every year at Mindtribe, we see more and more companies entering the hardware space and working on the next big…

Steve Myers
Odds & Ends

Is Voice Recognition Ready for Mass Markets?

USE CASES I’m a trained baker and amateur cook. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen, so…

Ashley Burrow