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Corona, You, Me, Us. What’s Happened and Where it’s Going

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Apr 2020

Corona, You, Me, Us. What’s Happened and Where it’s Going

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Coronavirus has interrupted this month’s regularly scheduled program so this blog post doesn’t deal with custom Android tablets, custom Android manufacturing, or anything custom Android hardware related.  It’s time to address the elephant in the room.  I hope you’ve been making the most of our new world order now that a microscopic virus is in […]

Ready for custom Android development? Or where to turn when Android isn’t the right choice

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Mar 2020

Ready for custom Android development? Or where to turn when Android isn’t the right choice

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Designing software is usually more dynamic and subject to change than developing a custom Android tablet or custom Android phone (assuming the hardware architecture is clear). Finishing the first version of software also better defines the requirements of the hardware in case any changes or surprises come up. For these reasons having the Android app […]

How to Write an Effective Inquiry for a Custom Android Manufacturing Project

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Feb 2020

How to Write an Effective Inquiry for a Custom Android Manufacturing Project

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hatch receives a decent amount of inquiries for Custom Android hardware projects through our website and through email (which end up in the same inbox). The first contact a potential client sends provides a strong indication of whether the client and Hatch would be a good match for each other. An email that’s concise and […]

Steps to Making Custom Android Hardware

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Jan 2020

Steps to Making Custom Android Hardware

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Manufacturing custom Android tablets and custom Android phones has turned into a passion of mine, not only because I enjoy getting the product made, but because of the interesting projects Hatch has the honor of working on. Our ability to make products is what gives Hatch the chance to play a role in advancing these […]

Custom Android Tablet for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Case Study

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Oct 2019

Custom Android Tablet for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Case Study

In Blog Case study By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Project Scope Create easy to operate and sturdy hardware for a custom Android tablet and matching charging dock used by seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses. The tablet is the centerpiece of a service that Hatch’s client created to provide digitally enhanced Reminiscence therapy to patients of Alzheimer and dementia. Application Background For decades […]

New Android Medical Devices Improve the Human Condition

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Aug 2019

New Android Medical Devices Improve the Human Condition

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Medical devices require unequivocal reliability to serve critical uses that affect people’s health or survival. Health care is an industry flush with liability risk and high costs so medical devices must perform more like a rocket ship than a toy. This means change happens slowly and deliberately. When Android first became available in consumer products, […]

Customization Options for Custom Made Android Tablets/Devices

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Jul 2019

Customization Options for Custom Made Android Tablets/Devices

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hatch designs, develops, and manufactures custom android tablets and smartphones – providing a full service focused around your ultimate goal. Companies planning to have a custom Android tablet manufactured need to firstly decide what customization to make and understand the implications of their custom requirements. When conceptualizing the first version of a custom Android tablet, […]

Android Advertising Display Case Study

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Jun 2019

Android Advertising Display Case Study

In Blog Case study hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

(Client has requested to not show any images of their device which is why generic images have been used in this blog post.) Project Scope Design electronics, firmware, and casing of a custom Android Display with integrated cameras to facilitate the unique functions of our client’s app. Hatch’s Responsibilities PCBA Design Custom Android firmware engineering […]

Android IoT Hub Case Study

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May 2019

Android IoT Hub Case Study

In hardware-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. […]

The Most Important and Often Overlooked Part of Custom Android Development

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Nov 2018

The Most Important and Often Overlooked Part of Custom Android Development

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Let’s cut to the chase, everyone knows about user testing, but no one thinks enough about the impact it has on a Custom Android Development timeline. When I suggest this to clients they initially unintentionally ignore the suggestion until the benefit becomes apparent during prototype testing.  Rarely do companies realize how important this is until […]