hardware productsIn this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Filip Valica, a mechanical engineer and the founder of The Product Startup about DIY and the fundamentals of making and launching hardware products people love.

Who is Filip Valica?

Filip Valica has been a mechanical engineer and manager for over 12 years, designing, testing and building products. He has worked for a broad range of companies – from mom-and-pop small businesses to some of the largest corporations in the US. Filip founded The Product Startup to provide a step-by-step blueprint to aspiring product creators wanting to bring their own ideas to market.

What you will learn – Making Hardware Products & more!

  1. Career journey from IBM to The Product Startup
  2. Are we born creative?
  3. How do you manage to stay productive?
  4. Describe your daily routine using a typical work-day
  5. How did you get into DIY (and not just hardware products) & how does it reflect your inner beliefs?
  6. Business of hardware products
  7. Where do people get started, if they intended to focus their DIY passion into making products?
  8. What are your favorite blogs, books and other resources when it comes to DIY?

Useful Links

  • Filip Valica on the interweb
  • Books referred in this episode
    • Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition) (click to buy on Amazon)
    • Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck (click to buy on Amazon)

Getting Started & Resources

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