Take your first idea to market and have fun creating it! Take a simplified approach to learn how to design, prototype and manufacture your first product. Learn how I made my first product in months and how you can too! You'll learn about all of the basic steps you need including:
This course can take a few weeks, a few months... even a few years depending on your idea. However long it will take, you'll gain tons of insight and experience along with numerous network opportunities... all around your first product. Take the steps to make your first of many!
Learn about this course and the structured stages. Each stage consists of sections and lectures and progression through stages is based on completion or functionality of prototypes.
Download this template to help compile details about your product. Revisit often and revise as needed throughout the development of your product.
Learn about the resources and materials to create your first prototype.
Learn about the importance and value of iterations.
Learn how to obtain feedback and apply to future iterations.
Learn about the required progress needed proceeding to Stage 2.
Learn about different sources of supplies and how to obtain samples and discounts.
Learn about common materials and manufacturing methods.
Learn about OnShape CAD software and how to obtain it free. Also learn about basic sketching, extruding and creation of parts.
Learn how to assemble CAD parts using mate functions.
Learn how to apply features such as fillets and chamfers.
Learn about the considerations in design from a manufacturers perspective.
Learn where to get in contact with manufacturers and what to ask.
Randy has led numerous initiatives throughout his corporate career for over a decade at Apollo Group and University of Phoenix ranging from corporate communications to live streaming events and graduations. After leaving the corporate world, Randy successfully funded his first product on Kickstarter, the MilliMount, a versatile smartphone accessory and has teamed up with Paladin Innovators to equip live mobile streaming to the masses.