Learn how to turn your hardware napkin sketch into reality at Structure Connect

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Access to cheaper electronics, more prototyping tools, the knowledge disseminated by the maker movement and an obsession with connectivity is transforming everyday devices from locks to jewelry. Plus, given the ability to take those cheaply made prototypes and then find a market and funding via crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo or Kickstarter, there’s a good chance your crazy niche product might actually find a home.

The Livescribe digital pen. The Livescribe digital pen.

But not everyone has the experience soldering or knows how to build a prototype than can be manufactured. And sure, there are labs and incubators out there ready to help. But before you start buying boards in bulk, check out our How We Built It program at Structure Connect on Oct. 21 and 22, where we’ll have the people who’ve helped build some of today’s most exciting hardware companies discuss what they’ve learned along the way.

The Nomad ChargeKey. The Nomad ChargeKey.

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