We’re living in a world of constant innovation and excellence. There has never
been a more exciting
time to create something brand new and then share it with the whole world. But
prototype isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It takes a lot of effort. You may
have the brightest idea in
the world, or the most creative plan. But if you’re unable to translate it all
into a workable, actual
solution, then it’s pretty much just a house of cards. To ensure your idea
doesn’t stay vague or
intangible, take a look at these four tips to help convert your idea into a
smart, functional prototype.
Find the Right Technical Collaborator
You can choose to do it all alone. But few people in the world have all the
skills necessary to create a
workable, smart prototype. Let’s get real. While it isn’t impossible, it will
take you a far longer time.
Time that is precious for your business. A good way to reduce the time taken
for this activity is to
partner with a company or consultancy that specialises in prototype
manufacturing and innovation.
A firm like BitBox, for example, is a
UK-based team consisting of electronics, software and product
design engineers that specialise in prototype manufacturing and creation. The
firm has over 25
years’ experience in helping individuals turn their ideas and dreams into
real, workable solutions.
Technology can be tricky. But by having such a team help you brainstorm
creative solutions, your
dream has a much better chance of translating into reality. Design a basic
prototype and then run it
past your collaborators.
Do Your Research
You don’t want to reinvent the wheel! Not unless it’s a really great or a way
cheaper wheel, that is.
So, do your product and market research. Check for other options for what you
have in mind. Maybe
an existing option can be cheaply tweaked to create what you have in mind? Or
somewhere in another corner of the world is already manufacturing it and
selling it for cheap. Check
the market and then take a call.
Check If You Want a Patent
If you’ve laboured over an idea and spent a good part of your life converting
it to reality, then you
might want to
your creation to make sure your efforts don’t go unrewarded. Share the idea
with the world. But it might be a good idea to patent it before you do. A
patent can help you recoup
your years’ long investment by ensuring you get to earn from it.
Take a Break
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is walk away from it all and take a
that taking a break
is a great way to help your brain relax and make its own, unique connections
are key to innovative ideas. So, as difficult as it might seem, you’ll be
doing your project a favour by
sleeping on it.
What EdTech is and Why It is Important Today
A prototype is a labour of love. Follow these tips to ensure you can make a
workable one. Take the
time to make sure your thought process leads to the exact solution (or an even
better one) than you
had in mind.