Bolt partner Ben Einstein breaks down hardware ‘jargon‘ into digestible definition nuggets, slotting terms and acronyms into categories of Product Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics, & Marketing and Distribution.
One of the most frustrating elements of any specialized field is the endless list of acronyms and jargon. Acronyms can be tough to avoid, but jargon has the painful side effect of making people feel inferior and unwelcome when trying to learn about a new field.
Hardware startup founders, employees, investors, and distributors are plagued by jargon. In an effort to help people access the ever-growing hardware community, this post outlines the most commonly used terms in the hardware startup world.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.