Creating a Product - A to Z

by KingKush8. Posted on Sep 10, 2020    14    13


How do I start creating a product?

I know obviously you need a design, 3d mockup, engineer for the tech, design for the packaging, instruction manual, etc.

What else is needed?

How do I go about finding a good reliable manufacturer? What about building the first prototype?

Is there a guide or any resource to see A to Z what is needed? Don’t want to forget anything and want to be able to do it alone or cheap.

Thanks for your help in advance.


Comments

MikeAbbottt 1

Hey KingKush8,

Unfortunately there isn't an A-Z guide that I've found. Just a thought, but before building anything it's crucial to get validation from the market or your customers. Is someone for sure going to pay for your product?

Anyways, myself and the team have put together a program that covers the process, step by step, from idea stage all the way to finished spec. and pitch-ready product. If this sounds like something that might be of interest or helpful, feel free to check it out at startupblueprint.io

ResistantOlive 1

find someone who's done a hardware product. ask them about the process. That's probably the best route.

TechIsSoCool 1

This is the book you're looking for. Super light. General purpose, covers all the bases, in order. You'll know where you need to dig deeper and what you can skip. https://www.amazon.com/Total-Inventors-Manual-Transform-Top-Selling/dp/168188433X/

banooch 1

Read “Zero to Maker” by David Lang

  KingKush8 1

Interesting. Is it a how to type thing or more conceptual and business oriented ?

banooch 1

Dude. Just read it.

floodspark 2

"Is there a guide or any resource to see A to Z what is needed? " <-- probably not.

Dude, research.

  KingKush8 5

That’s what I’m doing, Researching!!!
This does count as research no?

WQ61 1

Yep but we can't answer questions you don't ask. No there's not really an overall guide, since everything depends on everything else. Making even different grades or types of consumer electronics would be wildly different. Can you provide any more details on what you're planning to make?

  KingKush8 1

Valid point. I was asking generalized for any type of the product because I was looking for more generalized rules (like have material list before 3d mock up, or engineer before xxxx), but I’ll be more specific. An electronic device with screens added to it and connect via Bluetooth or app to play videos or music.

WQ61 1

I guess the most general rule is get something simple working, start getting user feedback and get your business registered. That sounds high tech so idea validation early, as low tech/effort as possible will save you many many many dollars in manufacturing.

NonsenseCorner 7

You might get farther if you ask about a specific "product". Right now you're so vague that no one can even point you to the right direction. Are you looking to make an electronic device, furniture, glassware, etc? At this stage, you might get more out of googling rather than asking on Reddit.

  KingKush8 1

Valid point. I was asking generalized for any type of the product because I was looking for more generalized rules (like have material list before 3d mock up, or engineer before xxxx), but I’ll be more specific.
An electronic device with screens added to it and connect via Bluetooth or app to play videos or music.