Crowdfunding hardware has its own unique challenges, and [Uri Shaked] wrote A fascinating report detailing his experience of turning crowdfunding hardware projects into reality.
[Uri]The item is Skeleton CTF, An electronic hardware puzzle in the shape of a PCB skull, his detailed observation behind the scenes covers almost every angle, from the initial concept to the final summary, as well as his thoughts and feedback at each stage. His project reached the financing target, manufactured and shipped, and ultimately succeeded.
[Uri] It started with a work project, but beyond that, I was almost completely newbie in crowdfunding. He finally decided to use Crowd Supply to realize his idea, and his article explained in detail each stage of the process, including the dollar amount.Happily, not only [Uri] Explain the steps and decisions involved, but explain the research of each step, and how he feels about each step and the final result.
The whole thing is worth reading, but [Uri] So sum up the experience of crowdfunding hardware projects: a great way to test the demand for ideas and realize the product, but please note that unless the project is a great success, it may not generate much revenue at that stage. It was a great learning experience, but he also spent a lot of time and energy.
[Uri] Really knowing his stuff, and considering his skills in hunting down nasty bugs, it may not be surprising that this is not his first hardware problem.