Love, good books and HW Guides! That is all we need ☀

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All You Need Is... Love, Good Books & HW Guid

Over a month ago, if you were already subscribed to our Hardware Blog you will have received:

  • Some of our advice for Hardware Entrepreneurs
  • A helpful list of the HW ecosystem infrastructure
Since then I have been exploring the web for you in search of some more of the best material to help you with your project.
Find below my best of Hardware Guides with:
As usual -> Hope this helps and that you enjoy!
Lionel Beilin @ Hatch

PS: If there is any topic you'd like me to cover just send mean email or a tweet.

The Hardware Startup [BOOK]


According to Eric Ries this is "The book to read before you pull out your Arduino".
Written by @noupside, @brady and @ravinyard, three great experts from the field, "The Hardware Startup" provides the roadmap and best practices you need for turning a product idea into a full-fledged business.

Hardware Accelerators And Makerspaces [GUIDE]

hardware incubator guide

Written by @mathmath founder of the excellent HW blog@makingsociety. Such a guide was missing. It is entirely dedicated to hardware incubators, accelerators and makerspaces for hardware startups.

"Hardware Incubators" is your compass in the HW ecosystem,explaining, covering and comparing each program. You will save a tremendous amount of research time and analysis to make an informed decision.

The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen [GUIDE]


A Goldmine as I wrote in the email introduction. It is a bit expensive but for those of you who have passed by Huaqiang Bei market, you will understand why it is worth it. If you haven’t passed by Shenzhen before just know that this book is going to be a must.

As far as I know that's the only "sourcing tool designed to help non-Mandarin speakers navigate the Hua Qiang electronics market". For first time visitor of HuaQiang Bei market this paperback book is going to be a huge pain reliever.

The Best online Ressource To Learn How To Design Hardware [FREE Guide]

Upverter intro

We mentioned Zak Homuth from Upverter in last month’s newsletter. His learn section on Upverter is a must read.

I’m recommending this guy again because not only has he generously created a widely adopted tool for HW engineering, but because he has also written an excellent and easy to read handbook for HW related projects.

Hardware Club's Directory


Hardware Club recently launched a HW startup directory on Project Hunt. Each step of the development process with a hardware project is mentioned with a section containing the best tools, books, podcasts etc…


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