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Android Advertising Display Case Study

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Jun 2019

Android Advertising Display Case Study

Project Scope Design electronics, firmware, and casing of a custom Android Advertising Display to facilitate the unique functions of our client’s app. The displays are installed on top of supermarket shelves, usually at the check out aisle. Application Background The display shows advertisements for products that sit on the shelf below it with the intention […]

Android IoT Hub Case Study

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May 2019

Android IoT Hub Case Study

In hardware-manufacturing manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Project Scope Create an industrial grade Android IoT Hub in a custom waterproof case that has all the standard technology of an Android smartphone and interacts with external sensors (such as temperature and humidity sensors or camera) using Bluetooth. Application Background Since Android IoT Hub isn’t a well known or well-defined product here’s an explanation. […]

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Oct 2018

The Nightmare we Share – Lessons from Working with the Wrong Chinese Android Supplier

In October we got an email from a company, Peppercorn (not real name), that had reached out to Hatch over a year ago about making a custom Android tablet for them.   The project itself, from a technical standpoint, was perfect for Hatch, but the company wasn’t mature enough to commit to the volume we […]

The Most Important Article about Hardware Manufacturing you Will Read

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Dec 2017

The Most Important Article about Hardware Manufacturing you Will Read

In this article, I cover many hardware manufacturing issues, questions and concerns that most people have (or will come across) when it comes to making tech hardware. Over the last few years, Hatch’s hardware blog has aimed to provide its readers and subscribers with the most relevant and up to date information with regards to […]

Hardware Devices are Shipped

18

Sep 2015

Hardware Devices are Shipped

In shipping steps By Ben Dolgin Gardner

After the mass production is over, your products are ready to be sent to their destination.

Before the shipping occurs, the balance payment for the Android devices is made.

Mass Production: Manufacturing And Assembling

18

Sep 2015

Mass Production: Manufacturing And Assembling

In manufacturing steps By Ben Dolgin Gardner

After the mold has been produced and the trial of mass production has successfully been performed the real mass production can start.

Before any mass production begins there’s another deposit to be made. Its level depends on the quantity being produced.

Mass Production: Short-Run Trial Production.

18

Sep 2015

Mass Production: Short-Run Trial Production.

In manufacturing steps By Ben Dolgin Gardner

In order to make sure that everything goes smoothly, a trial mass production is launched imminently after the mold is finished, tested and validated.

Trial production is an added part to mass production that happens only during the first mass production run of a product that is being made for the first time. This is the case for any custom Android device.

After this stage the project is ready for the mass production phase of your project.

Mold Production, Testing And Validation. License And Cetification

18

Sep 2015

Mold Production, Testing And Validation. License And Cetification

In manufacturing steps By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Production of a mold is required only if a custom case is needed, otherwise we’ll source an existing case for your product.

Meanwhile, whether certifications (FCC, CE, Bluetooth, Wifi, Android Compatibility tests etc) are required (which get done after mold is finished), the process to obtain it starts.

Shipping Working Prototype to Client For Review And Feedback.

18

Sep 2015

Shipping Working Prototype to Client For Review And Feedback.

In development steps By Ben Dolgin Gardner

The working prototype is shipped to you for review. You send us your feedbacks and requests for modification.

Once the modification are made and your expectation satisfied you give your validation to start the next step: making the mold.

Prototype Development

18

Sep 2015

Prototype Development

In development steps By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Prototyping allows you to review high-quality samples of your product before the costly and time-consuming process of opening a mold and the mass production start.