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Ovyl is now a Nordic Design Partner

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What Caused the Global Chip Shortage (in under 3 minutes)

So what caused the global chip shortage? Luckily for hardware businesses, increased demand is a huge factor.
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One Simple Trick to Improve Your Firmware Module Logging

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What a Hardware Design Company is, Explained: The Two Types of Product Design

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Adding Unit Tests To Your Firmware Using Ceedling + GitHub Actions CI in Bluetooth Development

We'll show you exactly how we implemented unit testing in our simple CLI to a project for the Nordic NRF52840-DK bluetooth devkit.
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How to budget for Product Development

How much does it cost to develop a product? It honestly depends on a huge array of factors. In this post, we’ll discuss them all.
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How to build a prototype without a designer

Prototyping is not about creating a thing, it's about going through a process that helps you solve problems.
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Get a sense for your brand

Before you start designing your product, it's very helpful to have a good understanding of what your brand is really like.
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Bluetooth Development Like a Pro - Adding a Portable CLI to Your Firmware

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Draft your business plan and launch strategy

This doesn't have to be a 50 page document. Here are two great resources you can use to get started on the right foot.
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Look at Your Product Critically

This is one of the hardest things to for innovators to do. So how does one self-criticize without becoming too much of a critic?
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50 Custom Icons for Onshape

We're big fans of Onshape and write many of our own custom features. To spruce them up, we made this set of 50 custom icons for Onshape.
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7 Things You Should Do Before You Develop A Product (Series)

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Patent or Prototype: Which Comes First?

The dangers of getting a patent without doing any prototyping work, and how to balance those risks.
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Under-Developed Products are Bad. Over-Developed Products could be worse

Over-developing or under-developing can both sink your company. This is how we achieve ideal-development.
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Rapid PPE Design: Part II

We're following up on our mask development effort. Read about the updates we've made to our mask design and how you can get one.
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Two-Day Build Part II: The Prototype

This is part 2 in a three-part series where we show how we designed and prototyped an IoT device in 2 days at the Nashville Maker Faire.
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Two-Day Build Part III: Prototype vs Product

This is part 3 in a three-part series where we show how we designed and prototyped an IoT device in 2 days at the Nashville Maker Faire.
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Rapid PPE Design: Part I

In the face of this pandemic we have joined the effort to develop an effective mask that can be made locally.
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Two-Day Build Part I: The Challenge

This is part 1 of a three-part series where we show how we designed and prototyped an IoT device in 2 days at the Nashville Maker Faire.
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